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

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The Avengers Camp is now offering its 6th annual scholarships.
For full details, please view SCHOLARSHIPS.


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.
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


November 1, 2016

Commander Tony Griffin devoted our Camp meeting this evening to conducting very specific and important business.
Instead of having a guest speaker, he allowed time for discussion and electing our next term of officers.

Dan W. Johnson and Hunter H. Groves were inducted by Cdr. Tony Griffin and 1st Lt. Cdr. Dan Lewandowski.
Congratulations to our 2 newest members!


October 4, 2016

Compatriot John Parker proudly showed off his new car and specialty tags!

Our very special guest speaker was Compatriot Robert Montague.  He served as an assistant Attorney General of Kentucky from 1961-1964.  Among
his many and varied credentials, he serves on the executive committee of the Robert E. Lee Camp # 726 and the Samuel Cooper Chapter MOSB.  He is the oldest living descendant of John Cabell Breckinridge who was a U.S. Senator, Vice President, Confederate General, and Sec. of War.
Robert displayed 2 prints of his ancestor on our mantle.

Compatriot Montague also displayed an 1856 Democratic campaign poster and a portrait of his famous ancestor, John C. Breckinridge.

We had a large turnout this evening due to 3 new member inductions.  Among our guests were Ed and Tillie Cockes, parents of David Cockes.

It seems that the whole Jenkins family visited the Camp meeting to see the inductions!
From the left are Jessica, Brandon, Hayden, Connie, Haleigh, Richard, and Camden.

Compatriot (Rev.) Raymond Groves, Sr. attended with his sons Paul, Jr. and Hunter.

We were happy to welcome Danny Johnson to his third meeting!

Commander Tony Griffin inducted David Cockes, Paul Groves, and Hayden Jenkins. Congratulations to our newest members!

To top off the evening, 2nd Lt. Cdr. Tommy Davis brought a special cake for our buffet table!




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

New Virginia Division officers for the 2016 - 2018 term BRIGADE COMMANDERS
Commander - Tony Griffin 1st Brigade -
1st Lt. Cmdr. - Edwin Ray 2nd Brigade -
2nd Lt. Cmdr. - Johnny Neville 3rd Brigade -
Inspector - Bob Shirley, Jr. 4th Brigade -
Adjutant - Greg Mays 5th Brigade -
Treasurer - Bill Graham 6th Brigade -
Quartermaster - Ron Moore 7th Brigade -
Chaplain - Fred Chiesa  
Archivist - Russ Edwards  
Heritage Defense Coordinator - B. Frank Earnest
Past Division Commander - L. Tracy Clary
Past Division Commander - J. Michael Pullen

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.  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, December 6, 2016
at the Carrollton Ruritan club house.

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.




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





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