10th Brigade ~ Virginia Division ~ Department of the Army of Northern Virginia

Time in Carrollton:

Pictures From 2018  
Pictures From 2019
Pictures From 2020
Pictures From 2021
 

             

 

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

 

The Avengers Camp will NOT meet on June 8 as originally schedule due to voting in the Democratic Primary.
Cdr. Ed Whitley has made arrangements for us to use the the Ruritan Building on JUNE 1.

 

May 11, 2021

Mrs. Cookie Batten was our guest speaker for the evening.  She is a member of the Isle of Wight UDC Chapter, with the office of Recorder for Military Service Awards.
Cookie is also the President and Charter member of the Dixie Rangers, Order of the Confederate Rose Chapter 9, Suffolk.

Cookie spoke to us about the origins of Mother's Day which first began in 1907 by Ann Jarvis in honor of her own mother.

 

May 8, 2021:  The Isle of Wight Monument to CONFEDERATE DEAD is moved.

David White's Crane Service was hired to move the Monument.

It was a tedious process for Mr. White and his crew to set up the cranes so that the Monument could be moved with great care.

The soldier is lifted from the top of the Monument and lowered to a trailer.

The soldier is now loaded onto a trailer which will take it to its new location where it will continue to honor the 800 men from Isle of Wight County who gave their
LAST FULL MEASURE.

Well after the Monument was moved, flags were placed on the site where the Monument had stood for 116 years to honor those 800 soldiers killed in the War of Northern Aggression.
Picture taken from the WAVY-TV Twitter site.

 

May 1, 2021:  
A solemn occasion.  This Isle of Wight Monument to Confederate Dead was errected in May, 1905.  Some of the Avengers Camp decided to have their picture taken in May, 2021!

 

April 23, 2021

Susan Carraway, accompanied by her husbard Scott, spoke to the Avengers about Scott's Confederate family concentrating on Private Benajan Caraway.  Benajah was
16 when he enlisted in Greene County in 1862.  She also touched on Scott's other family members who served the great state of North Carolina.  We always appreciate
Susan and Scott for coming to our meetings and consider them a part of our family.

 

March 9, 2021:  Our first meeting of the year!
Commander John Sharrett of the Stonewall Camp #380 was our featured guest speaker.  He gave a very interesting program on the "History & Destruction of the Portsmouth Monument.

 


 

Camp Meetings:  Pandemic

February, 2021:  Governor Northam extended his mandate that no group of 10 or more could meet.  Therefore, Commander Whitley was forced to comply out of safety concerns.

January, 2021:  Commander Whitley was forced to cancel January's meeting out of a concern for the safety for all of the Camp's members. Most of the other Camp's in the
Division also cancenceled meetings for the same reason.

 

 

 

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.

 

 


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.

 

 

 

COMMANDERS of the ISLE OF WIGHT AVENGERS CAMP #14:
SERVED FROM:
UNTIL:
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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