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

Time in Carrollton:


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


Please be advised that the Virginia Divison has a new web site.

It can now be found at


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


April 4, 2017
Commander Tony Griffin decided that our meeting this evening would be devoted to business aspects of the Camp including news about dues, the forthcoming Virginia Division Convention, and many other upcoming events.  He allowed a lot of time for questions, discussions, and suggestions.

March 7, 2017

Chris Stevans, of the 3rd Virginia Infantry Regiment of Reenactors, spoke to the Avengers Camp this evening about the "Perpectives of a Soldier's Life" during the WBTS.

Commander Tony Griffin awarded a National SCV Meritorious Certificate to former 1st Brigade Commander Tommy Thomas.


Febuary 7, 2017
1st Lt. Cdr. Dan Lewindowski of the Avengers Camp presented a wonderful program about the replica weapons he owns and uses for competition with
the North-South Skirmish Association.  One dates back to 1842.  All are representative of the Civil War era. Dan even casts his own bullets!

Commander Griffin inducted our newest Quartermaster: Hunter Groves.




January 3, 2017

Travis Toombs, of the A.P. Hill Camp #167 was our guest speaker for the evening. He presented a very interesting slide show about
the many flags of the Confederacy.




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, May 2, 2017
at the Carrollton Ruritan club house.

Speaker: Kelly Hinson Daughters of Confederacy Memorial Service 27nMay 2017 10AM Ivy Hill Cemetery Smithfield, Va. Jefferson

Davis Memorial Service 3 June 2017 9AM Hollywood Cemetery Richmond, Va.

Gettysburg Virginia Monument 10 June 2017 11-1 Gettysburg Battlefield, Pa.

The Virginia Division web site is now at

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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