10th 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.


"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



May 21, 2023:  Monument Memorial.
The Isle of Wight Monument to the Confederate Dead was moved from in front of the Old Courthouse on May 8, 2021 and reeerected on Rt. 258 in Walters.
It took several months to prepare the property and to reassemble the Monument. It was finally dedicated on November 6, 2021.
Today, May 21, the grounds have been landscapped, lighting and security installed, fencing and columns built, flag poles installed, and so many other improvements made. Many
individuals representing many groups have all donated their efforts and money to make a suitable resting place for the glorious Monument.  The Avengers Camp held what is hoped to
be the 1st Annual Memorial to the Monument.
We are all so thrilled that so many groups and individuals joined us today for this Memorial celebration:

Tom Smith Camp, Lane-Armistead Camp, Magruder-Ewell Camp, Mahone Camp, Urguhart-Gillette Camp, 13th Virginia Mechanized Camp, Norfolk County Grays Camp, Isle of Wight Chapter UDC,
Suffolk Chapter UDC, Bethel Chapter UDC, Norfolk County Grays Niemeyer-Shaw Chapter UDC, Stonewall Chapter UDC, and the Dixie Rangers Order of the Confederate Rose.

Thank you Jennifer Boykin for the hard work in assembling the 1861 Virginia Flag.

Randy Grigg and his wife Karen sang for the crowd as they were finding their seats.
Ed Whitley, Commander of the Isle of Wight Avengers Camp, welcomed all visitors and participants.
The Tom Smith Camp Memorial Guard marched in the Colors.
Everyone agreed that the Guard did a fantastic job of presenting the colors!
Chaplain Tom Conley gave the Invocation followed by Color Sgt. Brett Griffin leading in the salutes to the flags.

Commander Tim Houde, Tom Smith Camp #1702, recited the Charge by Stephen Dill Lee from memory!

Virginia Division Commander Tony Griffin spoke about the importance of this Monument and Memorial.

Virginia Division Commander Tony Griffin presented Marilyn Curtin with the prestigious Captain Sally Tomkins Award for all her outstanding efforts over many years.

Many people came out to enjoy the beautiful weather (73 degrees) and the many events taking place.

Brian Tidballl, of the Lane-Armistead Camp #1772, portrayed President Jefferson Davis.
He spoke about the units of Isle of Wight County, and many of the causes of the Late War including common Yankee lies!

All Camps of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy presented wreaths at the Isle of Wight Monument to Confederate Dead.
This was a most solemn occasion devoted to the honorable soldiers who died fighting for the Cause in which they believed--to fight to save their home, family, and Country.
Today was devoted to these brave souls; some of whom never came home.

The Tom Smith Camp Memorial Guard continued to honor the fallen soldiers by firing a 3-shot volley to the fallen souls.

Where would the Avengers Camp be without Dwight Doggett bringing his popular barbeque and helping with the refreshments?



On April 3, 2023, Cdr. Lee Hart (Tom Smith Camp #1702), installed cannons on the top of the capstones at the Isle of Wight Monument to Confederate Dead.  Lee and
his crew have done a magnificent job working to make the entire Monument site a beautiful living history.



The Virginia Division, SCV, paid for 7 billboards throughout the Commonwealth to display our message during the month of April.
This particular billboard is located near Ivor, VA.


April 4, 2023:  Cdr. Kenny Bage visited us this evening.  He is the Commander of the Dearing-Beaureguard Camp #1813, and is currently the 8th Brigade Commander.
He presented us with the fascinating tale of Confederate Captain John Maxwell who singlehandedly blew up several wharfs and ships at City Point near Petersburg.



March 7, 2023:  Virginia Division Quartermaster Ben Barrett was our guest speaker tonight.  He is in the A. P. Hill Camp and is a volunteer historian and tour guide for Blanford Church and cemetery.
His topic was Petersburg During the Siege, and the history of Blandford Church.







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.




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.




Clarence E. "Ed" Whitley December 12, 2018 present
Anthony "Tony" M. Griffin December 3, 2008 December 11, 2018
M. Keith Morris, Jr. September 27, 2006 December 2, 2008





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