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
357-9238 or
Adjutant John Respess at 484-0210.

Confederate Monument ~ IOW Courthouse


February 4, 2014:  Commander Mike Armistead of the 13th Virginia Mechanized Cavalry Camp #9 spoke to
the Avengers Camp about cast iron "Iron Crosses" that his Camp had made for Confederate graves.  This is
an ongoing project to properly mark all soldiers' graves.

Our guest speaker on February 4, 2014 was Commander John Sharrett of the Stonewall Camp #380.  John attended the 150th anniversary of the
battle at Gettysburg in July, 2013.  His slide presentation showed the many activities that took place as well as many participants that we all know.

Also on February 4, 2014, Commander Tony Griffin inducted our 2 newest members:  Brendan Cleary and his son Hunter Cleary.


Current Virginia Division Officers

New Virginia Division officers for the 2012 - 2014 term BRIGADE COMMANDERS
Commander - Mike Pullen 1st Brigade - Tommy Thomas
1st Lt. Cmdr. - Tracy Clary 2nd Brigade - Everette Ellis
2nd Lt. Cmdr. - Ken Parsons 3rd Brigade - David McCorkel
Adjutant - Tony Griffin 4th Brigade - Bill Graham
Archivist - Edwin Ray 5th Brigade - Ted Crockett
Treasurer - Gerry Culver 6th Brigade - Vacant
Quartermaster - Fred Chisea 7th Brigade - Ron Graves
Chaplain - Michael Virts
Inspector - Tim Hamilton
Heritage Defense Coordinator - Kenneth R. Harris


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, April 1, 2014

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.



"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



Anthony M. Griffin December 3, 2008 present
M. Keith Morris, Jr. September 27, 2006 December 2, 2008





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