First Brigade ~ Virginia Division ~ Department of the Army of Northern Virginia

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The Isle of Wight Avengers is a proud Camp in the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  

We meet on the 1st Tuesday of
each month at 6:30 at the Carrollton Ruritan Club.
See our Calendar below. 


"He who forgets his ancestors is unworthy
to be remembered by his descendants!"



Our purpose is to fulfill the
Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans:

"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the Cause for which we fought;
to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship
of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he loved
and which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that
the true history of the South is presented to future generations."

Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General
United Confederate Veterans
New Orleans, Louisiana 1906

Confederate Monument ~ IOW Courthouse


Our Camp meeting on June 2, 2015 began with Compatriot Dwight Doggett and Jacob Wait
lighting our ceremonial candle in memory of their Confederate ancestor in common Pvt. William Doyle of the 9th VA Infantry. 
Jacob will be awarded a college scholarship later during the meeting.


Compatriot Mike Hendricks spoke to the Camp on June 2, 2015.  His presentation was about the authentic Confederate uniforms
that he has been making for many years.  Mike is an avid re-enactor, and is a member of the Princess Anne Camp #44.

Mike displayed and discussed uniforms from hats to shoes and socks!
Past Commander Keith Morris proudly introduced Jacob Wait and Bailey Key.  Both will graduate later this week from
the Isle of Wight Academy as Valedictorian and Saluditorium, respectively.  
As chairman of the scholarship committee, Keith explained how applications were judged, and that the committee members overwhelmingly picked these two fine scholars.  All of the applications submitted this year were also very worthy.

Commander Tony Griffin congratulated Jacob and Bailey, and then presented each with a $500 scholarship check.

Jacob and his mother, LeAnn Wait


Bailey with her parents Crystal and "Bud" Key


Also on June 2, 2015, Randy Grigg visited the Avengers with intentions of renewing his SCV membership.



On Saturday, May 23, 2015, some of the Avengers joined with the ladies of IOW Chapter of the
United Daughters of the Confederacy for a Memorial Day service at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Smithfield.


Teresa Roane was our very special guest speaker on May 5, 2015.  She is the former Archivist of the Museum of the Confederacy, and is now the
Librarian and Archivist for the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  Her slide presentation was about minorities who served the Confederacy.



Commander Tony Griffin presented Dan Lewandowski with his membership certificate in the Avengers Camp on May 5, 2015.




This post card is by courtesy of Commander John A. Sharrett, III of the Stonewall Camp #380.
The post mark on the back is dated June 21, 1907.


Current Virginia Division Officers

New Virginia Division officers for the 2014 - 2016 term BRIGADE COMMANDERS
Commander - L. Tracy Clary 1st Brigade - Tommy Thomas
1st Lt. Cmdr. - Tony Griffin 2nd Brigade - Les Updike
2nd Lt. Cmdr. - Everette Ellis 3rd Brigade - Mike Henderson
Inspector - Tim Hamilton 4th Brigade - Bill Graham
Adjutant - Ted Crockett 5th Brigade - Jeff Smith
Treasurer - Gerry Culver 6th Brigade - Lars C. Dorton
Quartermaster - Fred Chiesa 7th Brigade - Frank Harvey
Chaplain - Ronald T. Graves  
Archivist - J. Edwin Ray  
Heritage Defense Coordinator - Ken Parsons
Past Division Commander - J. Michael Pullen
Past Division Commander - Michael A. Rose

Avengers Camp Calendar of Future Events


Our monthly meetings are usually on the 1st Tuesday of each month, but meeting dates may change due to holidays, extreme weather conditions, or if the club house is being used as a polling place in November.  We also do not meet in July or August because so many of our members like to take summer vacations.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2015
at the Carrollton Ruritan Club House.

Jefferson Davis Memorial Service Hollywood Cemetery, June 6th at 9am
Virginia Division DEC Meeting June 14th, Williamsburg, VA.
SCV National Convention July16 - 19 @ Richmond, VA

All Avengers are encouraged to subscribe to VAcourier -- Virginia Division SCV Communication List at so that you can keep up with the latest news!

For a more complete listing of events in Isle of Wight County, see:


I salute the Flag of Virginia with reverence
and patriotic devotion to the "Mother of
States and Statesmen" which it represents -
the "Old Dominion" where Liberty and
Independence were born.

-- Written by Mrs. Cassye Gravely, UDC


I salute the Confederate flag with affection,
reverence and undying devotion to the
cause for which it stands.  Amen.




Anthony M. Griffin December 3, 2008 present
M. Keith Morris, Jr. September 27, 2006 December 2, 2008





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