Category Archives: Past Events

Request Made at VA Division Convention

The Edmund Ruffin Fire Eater Camp # 3000 requested the following documentation at the Virginia Division Convention on April 18th, 2015.
  • A copy of the July 2012 detailed plan for Oakwood Confederate Cemetery.
  • A copy or posting of the grave designations and confirmed names to be supplied to the Veterans Administration.
  • A copy of the agreement with the City of Richmond to continue the maintenance of the Confederate Section in Oakwood Cemetery.

Tracy Clary would not make a decision and stated the Oakwood Restoration Committee and the Division Executive Committee would take the matter under advisement. Six weeks later we continue to wait for documents that should be available to all members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Without accountability and transparency from the leadership of the Virginia Division and its committees, there is an appearance of deceit. Please act honorably and release the documents you use as justification for not allowing trash pickup, pruning branches that have overgrown our ancestors graves and rebuilding a City owned gate with SCV monies.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in July.


Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters Camp # 30000

Memorial Day 2015

ANV-MC members attended several Memorial Day services throughout the area today.

Prince George Memorial Day Service

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Memorial Day Service at Blandford Cemetery


Confederate Memorial Day Service


The ANVMC headed out on Sunday morning to attend the Confederate Memorial Day Service at ThornRose Cemetery in Staunton, VA.

On our way we made a few stops and were able to enjoy a tour of the Plumb House Museum.


On the way home way home we just had to stop in for an ice cream at “Willie’s Ice Cream” on the outskirts of Waynesboro. It was a delicious stop!


Confederate Memorial Day Service


The ANV-MC headed west this morning to attend the Confederate Memorial Service held at the King of Kings Free Will Baptist Church. We had a great ride, stopping along the way at several roadside markers.

5-23CMD3The ANV-MC wreath was presented by Boogie; Frannie presented a wreath on behalf of both the State Society OCR and the Capt. Sally L Tompkins Chapter 2. Our very own Major Wells even did a little bugling.

More Trip Photos Here

Confederate Monuments Tour


A great day for a ride. Norman Williams served as the Road Captain for the day. Our ride took us west along Route 60, where we stopped to visit a number of Confederate monuments. Our ride ended in Appomattox with a visit to the Confederate Cemetery.


One disappointing situation that we discovered was that the plaque near the Confederate Cemetery in Appomattox had been altered. The last line had obviously been sanded down. Gratefully we had with us a guidebook that verified the line that had been removed. Shame on the National Parks Service!


More Trip Photos Here


Flagging the HistoryMobile



Major Wells and several other members of the Army of Northern Virginia – Mechanized Cavalry headed out on May 11th to flag the Historymobile. Thanks you all for your time spent in the blistering sun to call attention to our Southern history.



More photos here.


Confederate Memorial Day


IMG_6191Members of the ANV-MC participated in this year’s Confederate Memorial Day service at Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, VA. A wreath was presented on behalf of the ANV-MC by Norman Williams.

More Photos available here.

Smith Run Battle Monument Dedication

Members of the Virginia Flaggers, Army of Northern Virginia – Mechanized Cavalry, Edmund Ruffi Fire Eaters SCV Camp #300, and Capt. Sally L Tompkins OCR Chapter 2 Attended the monument dedication in Fredericksburg, VA.


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May Issue The Virginia Bayonet

Bayonet_May2015Ready for download! The May Issue of The Virginia Bayonet. Get yours here: ANV-MC_Volume1_Issue4_v1

Ride to Yorktown