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


 

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


For information about joining, please call
Commander Tony Griffin
at
357-9238 or
Adjutant John Respess at 484-0210.

 
Confederate Monument ~ IOW Courthouse

 

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

 

We have already raised $1,000 for the 2015 graduating seniors and are pleased to announce it in the Smithfield Times.
During our October 7, 2014 meeting, the Avengers voted to continue our scholarship program for the 2016 graduating seniors!

To read the letter mailed to the school Guidance Counselors in Isle of Wight County, CLICK HERE
This letter explains the procedure for applying for the Avengers Camp's scholarships.

 

October 7, 2014:  The Avengers were happy to greet Mrs. Billie Earnesst again.  She spoke to us about the passing of
General Robert E. Lee and his funeral.  The nature of the subject was sad, but Billie gave us a lot of little known facts.





Compatriot Hunter Cleary brought his friend John Parker (r) to our October meeting.



During the Business portion of our October 7, 2014 meeting, Past ANV Commander Frank Earnest assisted
Camp Commander Tony Griffin in inducting Tony Harvey.  

 

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.

 

 


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

 

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.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the home of Compatriot Frank Hall.

The November meeting will be on November 4.  We will meet at Compatriot Frank Hall's home because
the Ruritan Club House will be a polling place for the mid-term elections.


All Avengers are encouraged to subscribe to VAcourier -- Virginia Division SCV Communication List at
http://scvva.org/mailman/listinfo/vacourier_scvva.org so that you can keep up with the latest news!

For a more complete listing of events in Isle of Wight County, see:
http://www.smithfield-virginia.com:80/events.html


SALUTE 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!

"The sole 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

"The democracy 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

"The real 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


"A nation 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.

"Amend the 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


"Those Rebel 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:
SERVED FROM:
UNTIL:
Anthony M. Griffin December 3, 2008 present
M. Keith Morris, Jr. September 27, 2006 December 2, 2008



 

 

 

                                                          

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