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

Time in Carrollton:

       Pictures From 2018      
   Pictures From 2019



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


June 15, 2019
On June 15, 2019, the Isle of Wight Avengers, SCV Camp #14 met at Uzzell's Methodist Church cemetery to install 5 Confederate Iron Crosses of Honor led by Commander Ed Whitley. One of the deceased soldiers, James B. Porter, is the great uncle of Avengers member Buddy Jones of Smithfield. The Avengers were joined by SCV Camp #9, known as the 13th Mechanized Cavalry from Norfolk, led by Cdr. Mike Armistead. They installed 2 more Iron Crosses of soldiers who served in the 13th Cavalry from Isle of Wight County. Iron Crosses are used to respectfully mark the grave sites of Confederate soldiers. UDC member Marilyn Curtain led a short memorial service.
Cdr. Ed Whitley dug several holes today for the installation of the Iron Crosses. Brett Griffin
helped many people in this project.
Past Cdr. Tony Griffin did more than his share of grunt work!
Birthday Boys! Brett Griffin and Buddy Jones share the same birthday 50 years apart!
Marilyn Curtain (Recorder) and President Joan Jones of the U.D.C.


June 4, 2019
Miss Emma Harris received the Camp's 8th Annual Scholarship check from Commander Ed Whitley.  Emma is a recent honors graduate from Smiithfield High School. Her application included
an essay focusing on her 4th great grandfather, Pvt. Hasten Rimmer of Co. A, 15th NC Infantry.   He survived the War, as did 2 of his brothers.  A third brother was killed in action.  Emma plans
to attend Campbell University in North Carolina where she will concentrate her studies on Homeland Security where she hopes to eventually work.  Congratulations to Emma!

Compatriot Richard Perkins visited the Avengers from the Robert E. Lee Camp #1589. He gave a detailed and highly researched slide show presentation about "Habeas, Treason,
and the Case Against Jefferson Davis".  No doubt all of us learned a lot about the legal charges against Pres. Davis, and how the charges were finally dropped.


May 25, 2019 
Pictured (l to r): Keith Morris, Buddy Jones, Carl Cuthrell, Brett Griffin, Mark Fielding, Tony Griffin, Danny Johnson, and Tom Conley.



May 22, 2019
Cdr. Ed Whitley was extremely sick with a bad cold today, and asked past Cdr. Keith Morris to fill in for him at Smithfield High School where he proudly presented Cadet Sergeant Chanel Smith
with the "Hunley" Award to recognize her honor and commitment to her J.R.O.T.C. Unit. The award was signed by Paul C. Gramling, Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The Hunley is credited with being the first submarine to have sunk an enemy ship, the Union vessell Housatonic, and sunk with all on board February 17, 1864.


May 14, 2019
Cdr. Frank Earnest of the Norfolk County Grays Camp #1549 has served in so many National, Division, and local SCV offices that
it is impossible to list them all here. Tonight, Frank spoke to us about "Jews in the Confederacy" and their outstanding contributions.
Color Sergeant Brett Griffin was presented with a Division Meritorious Award, and 2 other certificates for his excellent work with the Avengers Camp.
Past Cdr. Tony Griffin also presented Cdr. Ed Whitley with a well deserved Division Meritorious Award.
Past Cdr. Keith Morris was pleasantly surprised with his Meritorious Award.
Color Sergeant Brett Griffin received an Outstanding Camp pennant for our Camp's flag.


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.




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   http://scvva.org/

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, June 4, 2019
at the Carrollton Ruritan club house.

The Virginia Division web site is now at https://www.scvvirginia.org/

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

June 1 Jefferson Davis Memorial
412 South Cherry St.
Richmond, VA
9:00 a.m.

June 4 Camp Meeting 6:00 p.m.

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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