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E-Mail Commander
Tony Griffin

Anthony M. Griffin (Tony)
111 Berryman Court
Smithfield, VA 23430
Home: 757-357-9238
Cell: 757-617-9985

Tony is a native Floridian. He has lived in Virginia since he was stationed here in 1983 in the US Navy. He joined the Stonewall Camp #380 in Portsmouth in 1993 and helped charter the Tom Smith Camp #1702 in Suffolk in 1995. He has been a member of the Isle of Wight Avengers Camp #14 in Smithfield since 2007. He is a Life Member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Life Member of the Virginia Division, Past Division Adjutant and Past Division Lt. Commander. He is currently in his fourth two year term as Commander of Camp #14. Tony is married to Annette and has three sons that are also members of Camp #14.

E-Mail 1st Lt. Cmdr.
Edwin Ray

James Edwin Ray (Edwin)
1st Lt. Commander
10805 Brewster Court
Richmond, VA 23233-1909
Home: 804-967-9007
Cell: 804-517-6587

Born in Clanton, Alabama, he graduated from Chilton County High School, the University of Montevallo (B.A.), and the University of Alabama (M.L.S.). A member of the SCV since 1995, he is the Past Adjutant/Treasurer and current Commander of J.E.B. Stuart Camp 1343 and Past Archivist for the Virginia Division.


E-Mail 2nd Lt. Cmdr.
Johnny Neville

John T. Neville (Johnny)
2nd Lt. Commander
15229 Baltimore Road
DeWitt, VA 23840
Home: 804-478-5833
Cell: 804-212-8791

Bio will be posted as soon as it is available.


E-Mail Inspector
Bob Shirley, Jr.

James R. Shirley, Jr. (Bob)

608 Copper Kettle Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464-1923
Phone: 757-424-4590

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia. and raised in Norfolk County. Bob attended the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary and the VPI School of Engineering. He worked 3 years in the civil engineering dept. during construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. He joined the U. S. Air Force and served from 1964-1968 during Viet Nam, first in Ground Communications and then in Airborne Communications with the Tactical Air Command. After the A.F. tour of duty, Bob spent 30 years with the DOD, U.S. Navy as a aviation electronics technician. After retiring from the Department of Defense He worked as a civilian contractor in Avionics at Oceana NAS. Now retired, Bob is a "Gentleman Farmer" with a farm, Walnut Grove Farm, in Halifax County Va. Bob is Currently Commander of the Norfolk County Grays Camp 1549 in Chesapeake Va. and is a member of the Princess Anne County Partisan Rangers Honor Guard, associate member of the Stonewall Camp 380 in Portsmouth, Va. and Life Member of the Virginia Division. He has been married to his wife Diane for 34 years and has 2 daughters: Kim, Oak Hill Florida and Kristy, Virginia Beach., Va.


E-Mail Adjutant
Greg Mays

Greg Mays
736 McCormick Blvd.
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Phone: 540-958-4956

Bio will be posted as soon as it is available.

Bill Graham

E-Mail Treasurer
Bill Graham

William J. Graham, III (Bill)
P.O. Box 605
Orange, VA 22960
Home: 540-672-4816


Bill is from Augusta County, Virginia, but grew up in Fauquier County. After graduating from Roanoke College in 1969, he worked in manufacturing for three years before joining the Virginia Department of Taxation as a field agent. Bill eventually became an auditor and spent thirty eight years with the Tax Department before retiring in 2010. Along the way he learned to play the five-string banjo and in his spare time built banjos, gave lessons, and played in a bluegrass band. He is married to Nancy Napier of Albemarle County. In 1989, Bill joined SCV with the Trevilian Station Camp in Louisa. Two years later the Kemper-Fry-Strother camp was formed in Madison, VA, and he transferred there and has served as Commander for five years, in addition to being First and Second Lt. Commander several times, and Newsletter Editor for twelve years. In 2011 Bill was elected to the position of Fourth Brigade Commander, holding that position until becoming Division Treasurer in January 2015. In his spare time he served as Major in the Third Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia Reenactors, but recently retired from that position. Bill has been a reenactor since 1988. In July 2016, Bill was again elected to the position of Commander of the Kemper-Fry-Strother Camp #19 in Madison.


E-Mail Quartermaster
Ron Moore

Ron L. Moore
Phone: 804-248-4096

Bio will be posted as soon as it is available.

Fred Chiesa

E-Mail Chaplain
Fred Chiesa

Fred Chiesa
1732 Haden Martin Road
Palmyra, VA 22963-5192
Cell: 434-221-0984

Fred Chiesa is a native of Newport News and has been a very active member in several area Civil War Associations. A member of the Portsmouth Civil War Round Table and Stars and Bars Order, Fred is instrumental in the efforts of the Jefferson Davis Committee and has also served three times as the 1st Lt. Commander, and as Commander of SCV Stonewall Camp 380. His father, Aldo Chiesa, was a founding member of the North South Skirmish Association, and Fred attended most of the Civil War Centennial Celebrations. An author of several local Civil War articles, Fred has become an acclaimed speaker on a wide range of topics including the Jefferson Davis Monument in Richmond, the Confederate Monument in Portsmouth, the Grand Camp of Virginia with the Early Virginia Sons of Confederate Camp, Confederate currency, as well as Confederate stamps. Fred Chiesa has worked for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for 36 years. He currently retired and lives in Fluvanna County with his wife Ginger Chiesa; they have three children and six grand children. Fred has also spent 8 years as a lead umpire with the Virginia District 7 Little League Association and a former member of Boy Scout Troop 143 and Christ Methodist Church in Newport News.

David (Russ) Edwards

E-Mail Archivist
Russ Edwards

David (Russ) Edwards
9104 Rutland Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone: 804-921-0902


A native Virginian. Born in Richmond and grew up in Brunswick County. Served in the U.S. Army and the Virginia National Guard. Moved to Mechanicsville Va. Where he lives to this day. A member of Lee-Jackson Camp No. 1 since 2009 and has served as camp historian for the past two years.

Ken Parsons

E-Mail Heritage Defense Coordinator
Frank Earnest

B. Frank Earnest
Heritage Defense Coordinator
945 Banyan Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Home: 757-474-0624
Cell: 757-652-1861

Captain Eusebius Fowlkes, company A 11th Virginia Infantry (The Preston Guard) killed May 31, 1862 while leading his company at the Battle of Seven Pines.

Born in Norfolk, Virginia and currently residing in Virginia Beach with his wife Billie, who is a UDC member and strong supporter of our Southern Heritage. A Navy Veteran with over 20 years of service during conflicts from Vietnam to Desert Storm. He has been recognized by the UDC for his service and also awarded one of their highest honors, the President Jefferson Davis Medal. Beginning as the Charter Chaplain of the Norfolk County Grays Camp of Chesapeake, Virginia, he has held office continuously for 25 years at the Camp, Division, and Army levels. In 2001, he and his wife organized the 50th Anniversary of the Last Confederate Veteran Reunion. He has attended all major events including, the Flag Rally in Columbia, S.C., the funeral of Mrs. Alberta Martin (The Last Confederate Widow), the burial of the CSS Hunley Crew, and several 200th birthday celebrations honoring General Robert E. Lee. Served in the position of Virginia Division Commander during 2006-2008 and was then elected to the position of the Army of Northern Virginia Commander for a four year term. He brings his experience as International Chief of Heritage Defense to this position as Virginia Division Heritage Defense Coordinator.

Michael Pullen

E-Mail Past Div Cmdr
Tracy Clary

L. Tracy Clary
P.O. Box 838
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Cell: 434-774-4341
Tracy is an eleventh generation Virginian and has lived his entire life in Brunswick County. He has made his career in the insurance and financial services business for the past 16 years. He is an avid historian and has received many accolades for his work in recording and preserving cemeteries in Brunswick County. Tracy joined the SCV in 1998 as a member of the Armistead – Hill – Goode Camp #749 in neighboring Mecklenburg County, VA. Two years later, in 2000, Tracy was instrumental in reviving the old Brunswick Camp #512 in his home county. In April of 2000, The Old Brunswick Camp received its new charter, with Tracy serving as the charter Commander. Since that time, he has served his Camp as Commander, Adjutant/Treasurer, and was the Camp’s newsletter editor for 8 years.

Michael Pullen

E-Mail Past Div Cmdr
Mike Pullen

J. Michael Pullen
3471 Sleepy Hole Road
Suffolk, VA 23435
Phone: 757-538-8717

Mike was born in Norfolk. A life-long resident of Virginia he has lived in Norfolk, Chesapeake, Southampton County and has lived in Suffolk since 1991. He graduated from Old Dominion University in '81 with a B.S. degree in Education and in '91 with an M.S. in Administration. A Life Member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a Life Member of the Virginia Division, Past Division Adjutant, Past Virginia Division Commander, Past Commander of the Tom Smith Camp #1702 in Suffolk and is currently the 1st Lt. Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia. Mike is on the National Education Committee. He is also the Past Chairman of the Oakwood Restoration Committee and a member of the Friends and Descendants of Oakwood. Mike's son Zachary is also a Division Life member and a Compatriot of the Tom Smith Camp.

A complete list of past Division Commanders can be seen here.

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2240 Cardiff Way
Richmond, Virginia 23236
Phone: 804-745-9441
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