Pictures from 2024

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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

 

January 4, 2024:  Blockade Runners
Commander Fred Taylor, of Suffolk's Tom Smith Camp #1702, gave an interesting presentation tonight about an old photo that he discovered. After much research and detective work, Fred was
able to identify the man in the photo as Thomas M. Thompson from North Carolina. This prompted still further research about Confederate blockade runners and their ties with Bermuda.
Commander Ed Whitley presented membership certificates to Bob Kennedy (l) and Charlie Arnold (r).
Congratulations to them both!