New Members









Clifton Thomas

March 6, 2017

Clif was born and raised in Beaufort, a graduate of the BHS Tidal Wave Class of 65. A US Army Veteran, he served in 1968-69 with the Old Guard at Fort Myer, VA. He later formed his own CPA business in the financial district of San Francisco and resides in Beaufort part time. His Confederate Ancestor was Pvt. A. L. Calhoun of Co. G, 23rd Regiment, SC Infantry, Hatch's Coast Rangers.

Peter Somerville

March 6, 2017

Peter was born and raised in Chillicothe, Missouri. He graduated from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 1972. Following graduation he was commissioned a Naval Ensign and later designated a Naval Flight Officer, serving three years in Aircraft Ferry Squadron Three One (VRF-31). Peter graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, Law School while continuing to serve his country in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He retired in 2001 from the Naval Reserve as a Commander and practiced law with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) until his retirement in 2014, relocating to Beaufort with his wife Mary. His Confederate Ancestor is Capt. John W. Jacobs of Shelby County, Missouri, Company F of the 4th Missouri Cavalry.

Michael Monahan

March 6, 2017

Mike is a recent SCV Transfer who was born and raised in Washington, DC and teaches criminology online. He served for 25 years in law enforcement and is a graduate of the American University and George Washington University. A former Commander of the Capt. Jack Adams Camp, (SCV) Edinburg, VA and a trustee for Our Soldiers Cemetery (Confederate), Mt. Jackson, VA. He and wife, Ann, live on Lady's Island and maintain the ancestral home of his confederate great-grandfather, Jobe Nesselrodt, Private, Company K, 7th Virginia Calvary in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Michael James Kelley, III

January 21, 2017

On the 193rd anniversary of the birth of Lt. General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Cadet "MJ" Kelley was installed as the Camp's seventh cadet member during the Camp's 11th Annual Lee - Jackson Banquet. He was born in October of 2015 in Beaufort to Commander Mike Kelley and wife Stephanie, he has an older sister Emma. His Confederate Ancestor is Private Jesse N. Cornwell, Co. A, 114th Virginia Militia.

James Peyton Atkins, III

June 6, 2016

A retired Marine Corps Reserve lieutenant colonel, Jim worked mostly in the commercial and military aviation industry and was the CEO of a radio signal processing company and Pres/COO of a chemical products corporation. His final professional effort was as the founder of a real estate firm. Transferring from Virginia's Camp #21, Jim's direct Confederate Ancestor is Pvt. William B. Atkins, 45th Virginia Infantry, whose three brothers died in service with the 24th and 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiments. One of those brothers charged against the Federal lines with Pickett at Gettysburg, and was wounded, captured, and is buried in Savannah after a prisoner exchange in late 1864. Another was killed in May 1864 at the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania Court House.

Michael James Kelley, Jr.

May 2, 2016

Mike was born in Maryland, and enlisted in the Marine Corps following high school, serving as an Air Traffic Controller at MCAS Beaufort, SC. He and his wife Stephanie, a Spanish teacher at Beaufort High School, reside in Beaufort with their daughter Emma (12 ½), and son MJ (6 months). Mike also coaches the AFJROTC Drill Team at Beaufort School. His Confederate Ancestor is Private Jesse N. Cornwell, Co. A, 114th Virginia Militia. Mike is active in many hereditary societies, and serves as an officer in several.

Miller Joseph Caselli

April 5, 2016

Miller has been a Cadet since shortly after his birth on August 7, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. He is the grandson of past Commander Jody Henson and son of Dave and Priscilla Henson Caselli of Smyrna, GA. Seen receiving his Cadet Pin from his Grandfather at his first official meeting, Miller ( 4 1/2 yrs old) entered the SCV under his maternal Confederate Ancestor Pvt. Hibben Leland of McClellanville, SC. Pvt Leland was with Manigault's Brigade, South Carolina Pee Dee Light Artillery which he joined at the age of 16.

Thomas Evans Wilson

March 7, 2016

Tom is a native of Augusta, Georgia, spending most of his younger days on the golf course. He graduated from The Citadel, as did his father, grandfather, and both sons in law. After just over a year in the Air Force, as Base Disaster Preparedness Officer at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C. Tom returned home and began a twenty nine year career in highway related construction. Retiring in 2001, Tom and his wife Kay, moved to Beaufort where they and their family own and operate Port Royal Landing Marina. Tom's Confederate ancestor is Major William Theodore Lesesne, Co. C, (Manning Guards), Hampton's Legion. Tom is also a member of Beaufort's Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter SAR along with many other camp members.

Michael "Craig" Hightower

February 1, 2016

Craig is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a field artillery officer ending his service as a Captain. His extensive research has located five Great Great Grandfathers who served the Confederacy as well as a Third Great Grandfather and many great uncles. One of whom received the Southern Cross of Honor in 1906. He and wife Lynn reside on Hilton Head Island. He entered the SCV under Ancestor Capt. David Marion Russell, Co. B., 4th South Carolina Regt., Palmetto Sharpshooters.

William Waight Elliott, Jr.

February 1, 2016

Bill is a Beaufort native and graduate of the Beaufort High Tidal Wave Class of 1958. After graduating from the Citadel in 1962 he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the United States Marine Corps, served in Vietnam, and was discharged a Captain in 1965. Afterward, Bill served as a Licensed Harbor Pilot in Charleston for forty years before retiring to his home town with wife Paula. His Confederate Ancestor was 1st Lt. William Waight Elliott, Co. K, Second Palmetto Guard, South Carolina Infantry. One of the original members of our predecessor the Lt. Gen. Richard H. Anderson United Confederate Veterans Camp formed here in Beaufort in 1897.

David Elven Goodson

December 7, 2015

David grew up in South West Virginia, where his family still resides in Bristol. After high school he joined the Bristol Virginia Sheriff's Department as a deputy sheriff. In 1985 David joined the United States Air Force where he spent 6 years stationed at Charleston Air force Base. During that time he supported and participated in operation Just Cause (Panama). After his military service, David went to work for Pearlstine Distributors, an Anheuser Bush Wholesaler in Charleston and Beaufort South Carolina. David worked 23 years at Pearlstine, where he was the Sales Director for five counties in southern South Carolina. David is now employed by the Department of Defense in Beaufort South Carolina and resides in Rincon Georgia with his wife Cindy and son Tater. His Confederate Ancestor was 1st Sgt. Peter H. Leonard, 63rd Virginia Infantry Regiment.

Christopher "Sean" Congleton

December 7, 2015

Sean has donned uniform in the past as a member of our color guard at Confederate Memorial Day services, its nice to have him a full member. He resides in Bluffton, SC. His Confederate Ancestor was Col. Henry A. Rogers, 13th North Carolina Infantry Regiment.

Druery "Graham" Walters

October 5, 2015

Graham is a retired Pharmacist and he and wife Gayle have a long history of ties to Beaufort. Compatriot Tom Burnett, an old friend, finally coaxed him into joining our camp. His Confederate Ancestor is Private Daniel W. Graham, Company C & D, 1st Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery.

Richard Anderson Rhame

September 8, 2014

Born in Clinton, SC, Rick is our first member to be related to Camp namesake Lt. Gen. Richard H. Anderson (note his full name). Graduating from Clinton High School in 1960, the former captain of the football team, he interrupted his college career to serve in the U.S.Marines. He later graduated from Presbyterian College in 1966 with a BA in Psychology where he was also a Kappa Alpha fraternity member. He then went on to receive a Masters in Counseling from the University of Florida. He currently resides with his wife, Linda, in Greenville and has been involved in the insurance business for well over 40 years, currently with State Farm.

Maj. John William Simpson
(USMC Ret)

June 2, 2014

Born in Maryland, John graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS, MBA, and is a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and later went through Naval Flight Training, retiring after twenty one years of service. After his military career he continued to work in the aerospace industry until retiring once more in 2012. He and wife Lois reside primarily in Beaufort and maintain a home on the Chesapeake Bay. His Confederate Ancestor was Pvt. James Daniel Bryant of the 5th Alabama Infantry Bn. and later Co D, the 51st Alabama Cavalry Regt.

Col. Charles Leonard Calvert, Jr.
(USA Ret.)

May 5, 2014

Charlie is a retired Army Aviator, Korean War and Vietnam Veteran. He lives on Hilton Head and is an SAR Member there. His Confederate ancestor was: Cpl. William Montgomery McKnight of the 25th South Carolina Infantry Regt.

David Easlick
three cadets
William Canan Rooney,
Samuel Hazen Jefferies
and Jack Ryan Jefferies

January 18, 2014

David was born in Washington, DC in 1947 and graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BA in 1970. Later he received his JD from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. After practicing corporate law in Detroit he became involved in real estate in several states and areas including DC and Virginia before moving to Naples, Florida in 2003. His mother was a Barnwell of Beaufort descent and he is the first of her line to return home to the family's original roots, having moved to Beaufort in 2012. He is also a member of the loacl SAR chapter.

David's ancestor was Maj. John Gibbes Barnwell II, Chief Ordnance Officer, Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.

The Three cadets are grandsons of Compatriot Hazen Culley and wife Jane,  Sam and Jack are the sons of Carole Jefferies and live in Atlanta, William resides in Beaufort and is the son of Prior and Cardra Rooney. The cadets ancestor was Sgt. Gilbert L. Ijams, Co. G 31st Tenneessee Infantry.

Thomas Telfair Long

November 7, 2011

Son of US Army Inf. Col who served in WWII, Tom was born and raised in Starke, FL. Served in the US Army during the Cold War as a Lt. and is a graduate of Florida State University. Worked for AT&T for 25 years, retiring to the Nantahala Mountains in North Carolina in 1993. Tom is a driver assisting DAV patients and is also a member of the local SAR Chapter. He is a descendant of Sgt. John Wright Patterson, Co. A, 57th Regiment Georgia Infantry.

Robert Eldridge Smith III

November 7, 2011

Bob was born in Orange, CA to the son of a career Marine Aviator. His military dependant travels brought him through Beaufort in 1963, stamping the lowcountry on his heart. A Universtiy of Florida graduate with US Marine Corps and Central Intelligence service, he later worked for IBM and in the securities market in Jacksonville, Florida with Merrill Lynch where he currently resides. He is a descendant of Lt. Calvin Morgan Smith, Co. D, 39th Tennessee Mounted Infantry.

James Christopher Ferrier

October 3, 2011

The son of a career navy man, James was born in the Philippines and is a Vietnam veteran and retired US Navy Senior Chief. After his naval career he worked for the Dept. of the Army retiring once again in 2000. He and wife Priscilla moved to Bluffton in 2007. He is descendant of Pvt. William Boyle Smith, Co. F Taylor's Div, 9th Louisiana Inf.

Jesse Wayne Baker

September 12, 2011

A Summerville, SC native and graduate of Hilton Head High School and employed with Hargray Communications since 2000. Jesse and wife Emalee, a Beaufort County school teacher, and daughter (2 1/2) Madalynn reside in Bluffton. He is a descendant of Pvt. Thomas Marion Speaks, Co H. 145th Alabama Infantry

Garland Paul Steele

September 12, 2011

A native of St. Albans, WV, Paul is an Electrical Engineer having retired from General Electric in a Engineering Managerial position. He and wife Dr. Diana Steele, a retired Mathematics Professor at Northern Illinois University, have resided on Cat Island the past two and a half years. He is a descendant of Pvt. Lewis Clark Scott, 22nd Virginia Infantry

Christopher Gibson

August 1, 2011

Chris is a South Carolina native and the son of Compatriot Frank Gibson. Raised and educated in Beaufort, one of his teachers and coaches at Beaufort Academy was Commander Paul Griffin. A Citadel graduate and the father of two young children, son Duncan and daughter Grace. He and wife Wendy reside in Walling Grove and he is associated locally with Lowcountry Insurance Service. He is a descendant of Pvt. John E. Gardner, Stallings 8th Bn, South Carolina Reserves.

Maj. Robert Ellis de Treville (USA Ret)

March 7, 2011

Robert is a local native whose ancestors trace back to Beaufort prior to the Revolutionary War. He and wife Karen, an RN, returned to Beaufort several years ago after Robert completed his 22 year military career including seven years in Naval enlisted ranks and retiring as a Maj. in the Army Medical Service Corps. He is a veteran of Desert Storm/Shield, Haiti and Bosnia. Their two children, Annie and Thomas, are both officers in the Army Medical Service Corps.
He is a descendant of Lt. Col. Robert de Treville, commander 1st S.C. Infantry (Regulars), who was killed during the battle of Averasboro, NC, March 1865.

Robert "Bob" Alexander Sadler, III

January 15, 2011

Bob and wife Nan have lived full time on Dataw for three years having acquired the property in 1989. Bob was a Chief Executive Officer in the magazine printing business in Pennsylvania for many years prior to permanently residing on Dataw. Both he and Nan have deep Southern roots. He is a descendant of Brigadier General Victor Jean Baptiste Girardey, promoted to BG General from Captain at age 27 for conspicuous gallantry during Gen. Mahone's counterattack in the Battle of the Crater.

Andrew "Andy" Jonathan Beall

September 13, 2010

A native Carolinian, his mother's family is from Hampton County, SC while his Father's family was one of the founders of Mecklenburg, Co. (Charlotte), NC. Andy is a member of Beaufort's First Presbyterian Church and a Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association. He a retired executive for a global industrial equipment manufacturer currently pursuing his doctorate. He is a descendant of Sgt. Andrew Jackson Beall, Co. B, 3rd Bn., Georgia Infantry and 37th Georgia Infantry.

Cdr. David Bailey Jennings (USN Ret.)

August 2, 2010

A US Navy Surface Warfare veteran of 25 years, David retired as a full Commander in Beaufort in 1994. He taught at Beaufort Academy for twelve years until 1996 and lives with his wife Sharon on Lady's Island. He is a descendant of Pvt. John Jaqueline Ambler Brooke of the Virginia Ashby Horse Artillery Battery.

Walter Gay, Sr.

June 7, 2010

A Beaufort native and owner of Sea Island Carriage Company and other business interests. A descendant of Pvt. Wesley Gay, Co. E 5th Georgia Vol. Cavalry.

Walter Gay, Jr.

June 7, 2010

Native Beaufortonian and son of Compatriot Walter Gay, Sr., he is a rising Junior and ROTC member at Clemson University. He is a descendant of Pvt. Wesley Gay, Co. E 5th Georgia Vol. Cavalry.

Kent Barry Robinson

June 7, 2010

The Camp's first Cadet, Kent resides in Jacksonville, Florida and is the grandson of Compatriot Jody Henson. He is a descendant of 1st Lt. Richard D. Hancock, Co E 2nd North Carolina Infantry. Here he receives his Cadet Pin from Commander Griffin.

Jesse L. Yopp

May 3, 2010

Born in Kentucky, Jesse says he has been a "seed man" nearly all his life, his family owning a seed business in Paducah when growing up. Many know him as the owner of "For the Birds & Garden" for a number of years in the Beaufort and Bluffton areas and he was responsible for the development of the Fordham Market. With business in Mount Pleasant, Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Writesville Beach (NC), he and wife Suzanne are on the road quite a bit. He is a descendant of Sgt Jesse W. Bean, Co. B, 36th Virginia Infantry.

Col. Ollie Legree Langford (USA Ret.)

April 5, 2010

Born in Jasper County, Ollie graduated from West Point and served thirty years with the US Army retiring as a full Colonel. He served two tours in Vietnam and he and wife Diane reside in Beaufort. He is a descendant of 2nd Lt. George Hastings Smith of the 5th Regt., South Carolina Cavalry.

James "Lamar" Nix

April 5, 2010

Originally from Atlanta, Lamar spent twenty seven years working in computer hardware as a Senior Technical Staff member with IBM Research and Development and as VP of Engineering with Quantum. He and his wife Alice live in Bull Point in Seabrook. He is a descendant of Pvt. Michael McDuffy Wilson, Co. E, 34th Regt., Georgia Volunteer Infantry.

Christian Kearns Tootle

January 16, 2010

A native of Beaufort, Christian is the nephew of Compatriot Ray Kearns and first cousin of Compatriot Sean Kearns.  He is a descendant of Cpl. Jacob Thomas Polk, Co.K, 11th South Carolina Infantry (9th SC Volunteers).