First Brigade ~ Virginia Division ~ Department of the Army of Northern Virginia
of Wight Avengers is a proud Camp in the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
who forgets his ancestors is unworthy
is to fulfill the
you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication
Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General
Confederate Monument ~ IOW Courthouse
Compatriot Brian Forrest visited the Avengers on September 2, 2014. He talked to the Camp about his 16 years of
experience as a Confederate reenactor. He spoke of the many happy moments he's had as well as some of the hard times!
Some of us remembered his last presentation in August, 2007.
Tommy Thomas, 1st Brigade Commander, and Commander Tony Griffin inducted our newest member, Brennan Kimball on September 2, 2014.
Michael Moore was our guest speaker on June 3, 2014. Mr. Moore is the curator and registrar for Lee Hall Mansion
and Endview Plantation in Newport News. He gave a very interesting presentation on the battle at Bermuda Hundred
near Richmond and Petersburg.
scholarship winners attended our June 3, 2014 meeting. They were presented
Connor Marie Edwards, a graduate of the Isle of Wight Academy, with
her parents Cynthia and Chris Edwards.
"Bodie" Fletcher is shown with her parents Laura and Mark
Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 2014: The United Daughters of the Confederacy hosted a Memorial Day Service at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Smithfield.
Many members of the Avengers Camp camp came out in support of the Daughter to honor those who have given their lives in our defense.
|May 6, 2014: Our very special guest spear was John V. Quarstein. He is an award-winning historian, lecturer, and author. He previously worked for thirty years as the director of the Virginia War Museum and as consultant to The Mariners' Museum's MONITOR Center. John spoke to the Camp about the first battle between iron-clads.|
Current Virginia Division Officers http://scvva.org/
|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
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.
meeting will be on November 4. We will meet at Compatriot Frank
Hall's home because
For a more
complete listing of events in Isle of Wight County, see:
TO THE FLAG OF VIRGINIA:
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
SALUTE TO THE CONFEDERATE FLAG:
I salute the Confederate flag with affection,
reverence and undying devotion to the
cause for which it stands. Amen.
WORDS FOR THOUGHT!
object of this war is to restore the Union. Should I become convinced
it has any other object, or that the Government designs its soldiers to execute
the wishes of the Abolitionists, I pledge you my honor as a man and a soldier I would resign my commission and carry my sword to the other side."
~General Ulysses S. Grant, USA, in a letter to the Chicago Times, 1862
will cease to exist when you take it away from those who are willing to work
and give it to those who would not."
~ Thomas Jefferson
problem in America is not so much what people don't know but, rather, what
they think they know that just ain't so."
~ Will Rogers
"If you bring
these leaders to trial, it will condemn the North, for by the Constitution,
seccession is not rebellion.
His [Jefferson Davis] capture was a mistake. His trial will be a greater one. We cannot convict him of treason."
~Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, 1867
"I have no
purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery
in the States where it exists.
I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so."
~ Abraham Lincoln quote from his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861
which does not remember what it was yesterday does not know where it is today."
"The education of a man is never completed until he dies."
~ Robert E. Lee
"I am a little
uneasy about the abolishment of slavery in this District [of Columbia]..."
~Abraham Lincoln. March 24, 1862 in a letter to Horace Greeley, New York Tribune editor.
Constitution to say it should never be altered to interfere with slavery."
~Abraham Lincoln, December 24, 1860, presenting his stand on slavery to the Senate
bastards couldn't hit an elephant at this dis..."
~ Last words of Union General John Sedgewick
at Spotsylvania Court House May, 1864
COMMANDERS of the ISLE OF WIGHT AVENGERS CAMP #14:
|Anthony M. Griffin||December 3, 2008||present|
|M. Keith Morris, Jr.||September 27, 2006||December 2, 2008|
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