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


On April 5, 2016, Past Commander Keith Morris assisted Commander Tony Griffin with the induction of Tom Conley.
The Commander used the balance of the meeting to inform the membership of issues to be presented at the
forthcoming Virginia Division Conventon.


Mr. Norman Cooper, who teaches at the College of William and Mary (Christopher Wren Society) spoke to the Avengers Camp on March 8, 2016 about "Stories of the 1862 Peninsula Campaign".

Commander Tony Griffin presented Tom Conley with his Avengers membership certificate during the March 8, 2016 meeting.

Compatriots Buddy Jones, Dwight Doggett, and Frank Hall:

On March 8, 2016 Myrna Sharon addressed the Camp about the article of the portrait presented to
the Isle of Wight court house in the recent UDC magazine.  The Avengers had made a donation for the portrait.


Dr. Mallory Read spoke to the Avengers on February 2, 2016 about Battle of Portland Harbor, Maine.  He focused on one of the overlooked aspects of the war, that is, Confederate activities far north of the Mason - Dixon Line.

There were 10 guests and visitors on February 2, 2016.  Past Lt. Cdr. Joe Epps invited his friend Bobby Whetstine who later lit the Camp's candle.

Compatriot Dan Lewandowski invited his 3 daughters to our February 2, 2016 meeting: Aisling, Aclunwyn, and Ainl

Tom Conley was inducted as the newest Avenger on February 2, 2016. His wife, Linda, was there to observe the ceremony.

David Cockes attended our meeting with Compatriot Frank Hall on February 2, 2016.

A group picture on February 2, 2016.


(copied from Confederate Veteran magazine)
Congratulations to Ed and Dwight!

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, February 2, 2015
at the Carrollton Ruritan club house.

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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