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

Time in Carrollton:

       Pictures From 2018      
   Pictures From 2019


Information about the Camp's 2019 Scholarships can be found here:  SCHOLARSHIPS


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

We meet on the 2nd 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


April 9, 2019
Mrs. Billie Earnest was our guest speaker this evening.  Her program was titled "Remembering the Soldiers of WWI…Base Hospital #45…(with a special ending that brings in the Confederacy)".
She brought with her and displayed many pictures, artifacts, and mementos of the Great War.  Billie's grandfather was a member of Base Hospital #45.  In 1893 the
College of Physicians and Surgeons, later the University College of Medicine, was established by Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire just three blocks away from Medical College of Virginia.
From 1918-19, members of the MCV faculty served with Dr. Stuart McGuire (son of Dr. Hunter McGuire) during WWI at Base Hospital 45 in Toul, France;
Dr. Stuart McGuire had also served in the WBTS as Gen. Stonewall Jackson's personal surgeon.

Commander Ed Whitley thanked Billie for her presentation.


March 12, 2019
Compatriot Richard Perkins of t he Robert E. Lee Camp #1589 spoke to the Avengers about Fire and Brimstone: The Burning of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865.
He gave a very interesting presentation using his laptop and television monitor.


Compatriot Trent Butler received his membership certificate!


Commander Ed Whitley presented Frank and Earl Hall with a framed newspaper article from last month's meeting when they received Real Grandsons medals and certificates.


Adjutant Tony Griffin presented Commander Ed Whitley with his Dixie Club Certificate for recruiting.


February 12, 2019:  The Camp had a nice turnout to honor the life of Private Mills Edward Britt.
Dale Nichols, a local author, spoke to the Camp on his latest book, "HURRAH for Georgia", the story of the 38th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Dale Nichols has many ancestors who served in the War of Aggression including his GGG Grandfather who served in the 38th Georgia Volunteer Infantry.  

Commander Ed Whitley spoke to the Camp's membership about the life and military career of Mills E. Britt.  He enlisted in the 7th Bn., Co. F, 61st Virginia Infantry in 1861 at Beaver Dam, Isle of Wight.
Without such brave soldiers as Pvt. Britt, the Isle of Wight Avengers, SCV Camp would not exist!  Cdr. Whitley asked past Commanders, Keith Morris and Tony Griffin to assist as he presented early pictures of
Mills Britt to REAL GRANDSONS compatriots Frank Hall and Earl Hall.  Our Camp is honored to have such fine gentlemen in our Camp carrying on the legacy of their grandfather.

Cdr. Ed Whitley then presented Compatriots Frank & Earl Hall with National SCV Certificates to recognize them as REAL GRANDSONS.

Commander Ed Whitley was so happy and proud to present REAL GRANDSON medals to brothers Frank and Earl Hall!

The Sons of Confederate Veterans is all about honoring our ancestors. The Avengers Camp did exactly that this evening by remembering Private Mills Edward Britt and two of his grandsons!

2nd Lt. Cdr. Richard Jenkins and his wife, Connie, were happy to announce their 37th wedding anniversary.

Reed Lundy and Matt Abbott visited the Avengers Camp.  Welcome!







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 2016 - 2018 term BRIGADE COMMANDERS
Commander - John T. "Johnny" Neville
1st Brigade - Tommy Thomas
1st Lt. Cmdr. - Fred Chiesa 2nd Brigade - Andrew Bennett Morehead
2nd Lt. Cmdr. - Donald J. "Jimmy" Easter 3rd Brigade - Carter T. Gill
Inspector - Bob Shirley, Jr. 4th Brigade - Richard A. Moomaw
Adjutant - Willian T. "Ted" Crockett 5th Brigade -
Treasurer - William J. "Bill" Graham, III 6th Brigade - W.A. (Bill) Dennison, Jr.
Quartermaster - Ronald T. "Ron" Graves 7th Brigade - W.B. (Bill) Crews
Chaplain - Pastor John Collins  
Archivist - Travis Toombs  
Heritage Defense Coordinator - B. Frank Earnest
Past Division Commander - L. Tracy Clary
Past Division Commander - Anthony "Tony" M. Griffin

Avengers Camp Calendar of Future Events


Our monthly meetings are usually on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, but meeting dates may change due to holidays or extreme weather conditions at the discretion of the Commander..  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, May 14, 2019
at the Carrollton Ruritan club house.

The Virginia Division web site is now at

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

Confederate Signal Corps (form to subscribe)

April 13 Uzzell's Methodist Church RAIN POSTPONEMENT FUTURE DATE TBA.
Uzzell Rd. Isle of Wight, VA
11 AM Installing Southern Crosses
of Honor on 8 graves

April 24 James City Cavalry
Colonial Heritage Clubhouse
Williamsburg, VA
6:30 p.m. dinner call ahead
7:30p.m. meeting

HOSTED by: A.P. Hill Camp #167

May 14 Camp Meeting
May 15 Norfolk Grays Camp Meeting
Gus & George Steakhouse
VA Beach, VA

May 27 Historic Blanford Cemetery
Memorial Hill
Petersburg, VA
C-I-C Paul C. Gramling, Jr.
Guest speaker
3:00 p.m.

June 1 Jeff Davis Memorial
June 4 Camp Meeting

August 17 Muster at LEE HALL MANSION
For tours of both LEE HALL and
PLANTATION at 11 a.m. with
lunch after price is $12.00 per

August 7 - 10 Franklin-Southampton County Fair- Southampton County
Agriculture/Fairgrounds Center, Virginia

September 7-Courtland Heritage Day- Courtland, Virginia

October 5 - Franklin Fall Festival- Franklin, 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


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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