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

Time in Carrollton:

Pictures From 2018 Pictures From 2020 Pictures From 2022
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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

Confederate Monument ~ IOW Courthouse


October 17, 2023:  The sign at the Monument to Confederate Dead was erected today!



October 3, 2023:  Lee Rides Again
Cdr. Luke McDonald of the Gordonsville Gray Camp #2301 discussed a new Monument to be built and erected at Lee Jackson Park.
More information can be found at https://leeridesagain.com/

Compatriots who were not present last month received awards from Cdr. Ed Whitley and VA Division Cdr. Tony Griffin.

Pete Marsh was awarded the Virginia Division Guardianship Award and the National Meritorious Award.

Earl Hall and Richard Jenkins received the Virginia Division Meritorious Award.

Tommy Davis was awarded the Virginai Division Distinguished Service Award.


September 5, 2023:  Sam Davis Christian Youth Camp
Our speaker was Tiffaney Nicole Lloyd, President of Mary Anna Jackson O.C.R., Chapter 15, in Lexington, VA and is a member of the Joseph C. Anderson U.D.C. Ms. Lloyd shared her experience as a Camp Counselor
at the Sam Davis Christian Youth Camp held in Thaxton, VA this year. The Avengers were so impressed with the educational purposes of the Sam Davis that we passed the hat and raised over
$200 as a donation. Tiffaney was able to fill in for Cdr. Tracy Clary of the Old Brunswick Camp #512 who is the head of the Youth Camp, but had to stay home tonight due to sciatica.

Virginia Division Commander Tony Griffin presented Division Meritorious Awards to the following Avengers:
David Cockes
Frank Hall
Brett Griffin
Tom Conley

Division Commander Tony Griffin then presented Virginia Distinguished Awards to the following Avengers:   
                                                                                                                                         Buddy Jones                                                                         Dwight Doggett

National Distinquished Service Medals with certificates were then presented to:
Buddy Jones
Tony Griffin
Ed Whitley

National Commendation Medals with cerificates were presented to the following Avengers:
                                               Dwight Doggett                                                                                                       Brett Griffin                                                                                                Keith Morris


August 5, 2023:  The Avengers went to Fredericksburg, VA for our August meeting.
In spite of being outnumbered (78,000 against 123,000 troops), General Lee battled Union General Ambrose Burnside December 11 - 15, 1862.
But yet, Gen. Lee prevailed with only 6,000 losses against 12,500 Union casualties. While the Yankee engineers tried to build a pontoon bridge across the Rappahannock,
southern snipers mowed them down, causing the northern advance to lose fast momentum.

The Avengers began its tour of the Sunken Road which was 7 miles long, with heights above and a rock wall in front.
Monument to The Angel of Marye's Heights
After visiting the Sunken Road, most of us needed a rest break! We then went to the Visitors Center to see a great movie about the Battle.

Lunch Break!

After lunch, we took a tour of Chatham Manor which served many purposes during the Battle including being a field hospital. This estate was so huge that no single picture could do it justice.

Just a part of the cemetery.

The Monument to the Confederate Dead.

We all thanked our guide, Mike D'Ostillo, for leading us on such an informative and extensive tour of Fredericksburg!


The Camp did not meet in July as members took annual vacations with their families.


June 19, 2023:  Visit to the Tom Smith Camp #1702

Commander Ed Whitley (with Pete Marsh and Keith Morris) attended the Tom Smith Camp meeting.
Ed presented Camp Commander Tim Houde with 2 Certificates of Appreciation on behalf of the Isle of Wight Avengers Camp.
One was to thank and give appreciation to the Memorial Honor Guard who did an outstanding job on May 21 at the Monument Memorial.
Those members of the Guard who were present tonight stood and received recognition for their fine efforts.

Commander Whitley also thanked Commander Houde for reciting the Charge from memory also at the Monument Memorial.





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.



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.




Ed Whitley
December 12, 2018
Anthony M. Griffin December 3, 2008 December 11, 2018
M. Keith Morris, Jr. September 27, 2006 December 2, 2008





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