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

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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


May 4, 2024:  3rd Annual Memorial Day Service
The Isle of Wight Avengers Camp celebrated the Confederate Monument to our Confederate dead.

The monument dedicated to those Confederate soldiers who died for the Cause.

 Randy and Karen Grigg provided the music at the beginning of today's Memorial event.

Cdr. Ed Whitley welcomed all guests and Camp members and called for the presentation of colors by the Tom Smith (Camp #1702) Memorial Guard.


Chaplain Tom Conley gave the Invocation and Cdr. Tim Houde did an excellent job of reciting the Charge by Stephen Dill Lee.

5th Brigade Cdr. Brandon Dorsey was our featured guest speaker. He spoke about the institution of slavery and early efforts to prevent it which have eliminated the eventual need for secession.
His talked included the Founding Fathers, the Declaration of Independence, and laws aimed at preventing slavery on our continent.
Cdr. Whitley presented him with a framed picture of Stonewall Jackson.

Various SCV Camps and ladies' organizations (pictured is the Smithfield Chapter, U.DC.) presented wreaths at the Monument in honor of the Confederate dead.

The Memorial Guard fired 3 vollies with amazing precision.

Karen and Randy provided more music, including the singing of "Dixie", and Chaplain Tom Conley gave the Benediction.

The Memorial Guard respecfully retired the Colors, after which everyone was invited to a lunch including barbeque, chicken, and so many other "goodies".


April 13, 2024: Virginia Division Convention
The Avengers Camp was well represented at the Convention by Camp (& Brigade Cdr.) Ed Whitley, outgoing Division Commander Tony Griffin, and newly elected Division 2nd Lt. Commander Pete Marsh.

Cdr. Ed Whitley received an Outstanding Camp Award from Cdr. Tony Griffin on behalf of the Avengers.

April 2, 2024:  In Honor of President Jefferson Davis
Compatriot Sam Winkler last visited our Camp in November when he portrayed Wilson Hix. This evening, he appeared in the person of President Jefferson Davis.
He was accompanied by his wife, Varina, portrayed by Mrs. Cookie Batten who is no stanger to our meetings.

After lighting the Camp Candle, Mr. Winkler gave a commanding presentation of our beloved President. He totally captivated everyone in attendance.

Whenever the ladies visit us, they always bring goodies for our buffet table.  This gastronomic delight consisted of ice cream, chocolate and caramel syrup, nuts, and more.
We thank Mrs. Marilyn Curtin for contributing this dessert which everyone raved about!

March 5, 2024:  Super Tuesday
Today was known as Super Tuesday in that there were 16 primaries nationally. Our usual venue at the Carrollton Ruritan Clubhouse was used as a polling place, so we moved to the Isle of Wight Ruritan Clubhouse.

Commander Jeff Toalson of the James City Cavalry Camp #2095 was our guest speaker.  He spoke of his new book, "Ma, Wee Got Nuthin Here But Mud and Muskeeters",
which featured first-person accounts of 67 soldiers and others who told of the War coming to southern Virginia.

Lt. Cdr. Ron Perry and Ken Parsons (not shown) accompanied Cdr. Toalson.  Thus, the James City Cavalry Camp became the first camp in the 10th Brigade to receive "Little Billie", the Traveling Pistol.
Rules on how other camps may receive this plaque are explained in our monthly newsletter.

After a lengthy delay, Pete Marsh received his membership certificate, and Franklin McAllister received his Camp and SCV membership certificates.



February 6, 2024:  H. L. Hunley
Avengers Compatriot Bob Kennedy presented the Camp with an extensive history of the H. L. Hunley which was a Confederate submarine built to break the Union blockade of
southern ports known as the Anaconda Plan. The Hunley became the first submarine to successfully destroy an enemy warship, the U.S.S. Housatonic in Charleston Harbor.
Bob expained the early plans and building of the Hunley, its fatal early tests, and its discovery and raising in 1995.


Credit must be given to the Camp's trio who enjoy closing our meetings by leading us in the singing of "Dixie".
Richard Jenkins, Tom Conley, and Earl Hall


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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