Commander Jeff Toalson (R), shown with 1st Lt. Commander Ron Perry, gave a talk on "The First National Flag and Confederate Battle Flags." They are shown holding a replica of the battle flag of Company H, the Orleans Rifles, of the 6th Louisiana Infantry. One of the most popular flags for converting to your Company or Regimental battle flag was the 'First National' because of the large area for
L to R: 4 of our 2005 Founding Camp Members: 2nd Lt. Cmdr. Steve White, Historian Fred Boelt, Compatriot Richard Mountcastle & Treasurer Ken Parsons. Not pictured Compatriots Robert Glaser, Bert Geddy and Bill Harrison. The other 8 Compatriots of the original 15 have “crossed over the river.”
L to R: SPEAKER: Mr. Tim Smith and 1st Lt. Commander Ron Perry
L to R: New Members Join the Cavalry: Cmdr. Jeff Toalson, Compatriot Joseph Wert, Compatriot Derick Hayman, 1st Lt. Cmdr. Ron Perry and Treasurer Ken Parsons.
Three new members were inducted into the Cavalry at the January meeting: (LtoR) Compatriot Perry Turner, Adjutant Dave Watson, Compatriot David Stover, Compatriot Jay Doley and Commander Jeff Toalson
Fred Taylor of the Tom Smith Camp is welcomed by 1st Lt. Cmdr. Perry and Cmdr. Toalson. A History of the Point Lookout Prison was provided by Fred.
First Lt. Commander Ron Perry is congratulated by Commander Jeff Toalson following his election and installation.
January 14 was a perfect day to clean up tree trash at Fort Magruder. The fort is looking good. The hardy workers are Joe Duggan, Scott Summerfield and Steve White. Not pictured is Jeff Toalson
Compatriot Bill Miller regaled us with stories of Stonewall Jackson's 33 day Valley Campaign of 1862. The 'Foot Cavalry' marched over 400 miles, fought 5 battles, defeated 3 armies and cleared the Valley of Union forces. In the process they created consternation in Washington and prevented any reinforcements from going to McClellan near Richmond.
October 2022 Guest Speaker Compatriot Rob Glaser (L) and 1st Lt. Commander Jerry White
Rob is a walking catalog of knowledge on the battle of Williamsburg, the troop movements, and other minutia. He had three copies of this map set up in the room so everyone could have a good view of where things were happening.
September 2022 Meeting - 1st Lt. Commander Jerry White welcoming J. Michael Moore for his talk on the Battle of Yorktown and the Warwick Line.
September 2022 Meeting -Treasurer Ken Parsons presenting Compatriot Dennis Dasher with his Virginia Division Life Membership Certificate.
1st Lt. Cmdr Jerry White (R) Guest Speaker David Goetz Aug 24th meeting. David gave a presentation on "Col. John S. Mosby & the Lincoln Conspiracy"
August 2022 New Member Induction
L-R Commander Jeff Toalson, 1st Lt Commander Jerry White, Compatriot Ben Vincent and Treasurer Ken Parsons
Commander Jeff Toalson (L) welcome LCDR Dwight Hughes, USN Retired, the evening of July 27th. Presentation on the Battle of the Monitor & Virginia.
New Member Induction
L to R: 1st Lt. Cmdr. Jerry White, new Compatriot Lang Shelton and Adjutant Dave Watson.
June 2022 Speaker Fred Chiesa (L) 1st Lt. Cmdr Jerry White (R)
Our April 2022 speaker, Mr. Michael Block (L) is welcomed by 1st Lt. Commander Jerry White.
Quartermaster George Bridewell (L) accepts two Outstanding Camp Streamers for 2021 & 2022 from Brigade Cmdr. Ed Whitley.
L to R: Gwen Wood, 1st Lt. Cmdr. Jerry White and Marilyn Iglasias.
Marilyn presented 'Muskets & Magnolias'
February 2022 Meeting Guest Speakers L to R: 1st Lt. Commander Jerry White introduces Doug Crenshaw and Bert Dunkerly.
August, 2021 - Mrs. Lee Ann Rose joined us in character as Margaret Ryan to share her memories of the terrible day in 1863 when there was a massive explosion at the Confederate Munition Laboratory on Brown's Island in Richmond. Lee Ann, shown with 1st Lt. Commander Jerry White, charmed us with her Irish accent and moved us with her tragic story.
September, 2021 - Compatriot Charles Wood arrived in character as a Confederate cavalryman. He brought along the gear for his horse and his own personal gear. Confederate cavalrymen owned their own horse, equipment and gear.
October, 2021 - A group of special guests at the October meeting included L to R: Sherron Ware, Ken and Gwen Wood, and Marilyn and Herman Iglasias
April, 2018 We were honored to have the recognized authority of WBTS Cavalry as our speaker. Mr. Eric Wittenberg spoke on 'The Battle of Brandy Station'. Cmdr. Fred Boelt is pictured with Susan and Eric. Eric spoke the night before at the Williamsburg Civil War Roundtable on 'The Devil's to Pay - John Buford at Gettysburg.'
May, 2017 The entire David Ware family sits on and gathers around his newly
installed 'Memorial Bench' at Peach Park Cemetery. Afterwards everyone enjoyed
a picnic at the Fred Boelt farm a couple of miles away on Forge Road.
July 27, 2017 - Jay Gaidmore, Director of Special Collections, at the Swem Library invited us to the Reading Room where we saw artifacts, letters,photographs, order books, scraps of the Virginia Secession Flag and memorabilia which is part of their 'Southern History Collection.' Our annual donations of historical items are part of this collection. Jay Gaidmore is on the second row on the fa
June, 2014 SCV Compatriot Larry Floyd joined us for his presentation on rifles and smoothbores of the WBTS. He is a very popular speaker and brings a wonderful assortment of firearms from his personal collection. 1st Lt. Cmdr. Ed Engle looks on.
May, 2014 The Camp Memorial Day Picnic at Fred Boelt's farm. Betty Harrison and Bill Harrison are seated in the chairs. Bill is a 'Real Grandson' of his Confederate ancestor. In 2022 Bill celebrated is 100th birthday and is our 'Senior' compatriot.
October, 2010 Mrs. Billie Earnest joined us for a talk on General William Mahone. We also played a recording, made by the Museum of the Confederacy of the rebel yell at both the regiment and brigade level. These could have been the men of Billy Mahone leading the counterattack at the Crater. Billie and Commander Don Woolridge are joined by a ghost (see the orb) and those of us who were the