Virginia War Memorial

Virginia War Memorial

Presentation of our camp wreath at the ceremony on Veteran\\\'s Day at the Virginia War Memorial. more >>

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

Memorial service presented by our camp in conjunction with the Wreaths Across America program at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond Virginia. Our color guard presented the colors at the event. more >>

Mattie Clyburn Rice Memorial Dedication

Mattie Clyburn Rice Memorial Dedication

For those of you who were not able to attend - video of the service is available by clicking on this photo. more >>



Compatriots gathered early on a Saturday morning to clean up our designated section of highway. more >>

Sally Tompkins Birthday Outing

Sally Tompkins Birthday Outing

The Captain Sally L Tompkins Order of the Confederate Rose Chapter 2 and compatriots from the Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters Camp #3000 traveled to the burial site of Capt. Sally L Tompkins. more >>

Mechanicsville Christmas Parade

Mechanicsville Christmas Parade

The Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters and Color Guard participated in the 2014 Mechanicsville Christmas Parade. more >>


July Meeting!

Hey Y’all:
“It’s Summer Time and the Living is Easy!!”  Or as we used to sing when I was a little boy:  “It’s Supper Time and the Liver is Greasy!!!”
It is July already, 2017 is half over and it is time for Fire Eaters, Friends, Associates and OCR Members to gather to break bread together.
Are you bored?  Are you craving excitement?  Are you searching for adventure?  Do you feel there is something missing is your life these days of Summer?  
Hey, have I got the solution for you!!!!!  O Yeah!!
Support your Camp, and your ancestors by attending the July 6 Fire Eaters Camp Meeting.  Our keynote speaker will be Will Glasco, who will speak on the Richmond Blues and the Battle of Roanoke Island.
It is well known fact of life, documented by numerous officially sanctioned scientific studies, that those who attend Fire Eaters Camp Meetings have more fun that the Government’s Recommended Daily Allowance!!!!  You know you want to be a part of that!!!!
So Come on Down and Enjoy Yourself.  Bring your family as well.
We have about 60 members in our Camp.  I look forward to seeing every one of you there to fill the meeting room, wave the FLAG, and demonstrate that SCV members are here to stay.
Take care.
Joe Howard
1st Lt. Commander

We Need You!

We NEED your help. We will be taking the flags up at Oakwood Cemetery, at 11:00 am tomorrow (May 19, 2016).

April Newsletter

ERFE_Volume3_Issue24_Page_1Hot off the presses the April 2016 edition of The First Shot is now available for download.

Adopt A Highway Clean Up

REMINDER!! – Adopt a Highway Cleanup

Meet at the Valero on Cold Harbor Road this Saturday at 9:00 am.
Bring your work gloves and join us in cleaning up our adopted highway.

February 2016 Newsletter

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February Meeting

Hey Everyone:
Now that we have had some melting of the ice and snow, and hopefully have dug out from the Blizzard of 2016,
we all must have cabin fever, and must be ready for a fantastic February meeting of the Fire Eaters!!!!
Next  week is February if you can believe it!
The Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters will meet this coming Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Anna’s Italian Restaurant, 7009 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA, in the shopping center across from Lee Davis High School. 
Join us at 6:00 p.m. for good food and good fellowship.  Or come for the formal meeting at 7:00 p.m.
This month our speaker really will be Sherry Graves, and she has an entertaining presentation prepared for us.
Let’s pack the meeting to also hear the accounts about the successes at Lexington for the Lee Jackson services and parade, from those camp members who were able to attend those important events.
See y’all next Wednesday, February 3.   BE THERE!!!!
Joe Howard
1st Lt. Commander

VA Division Annual Convention


January Newsletter!!

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Save the New Orleans Monuments

New Orleans Confederate MonumentsThe membership of the  Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters Camp # 3000 is pleased to announce their donation of $1000.00 to assist in the fight to save the Confederate Monuments in New Orleans. The City of New Orleans voted to remove the monuments from the city on a “nuisance complaint”. There has been a lawsuit filed to prevent the removal but these actions are very expensive.

We all need to fight these attacks on our Southern Heritage. Make no mistake they will come for our statues on Monument Avenue if we do not win this battle.

December 2015 Newsletter

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New Orleans Monument Defense


Please read the below comments.

Deo Vindice!

Charles Kelly Barrow
Sons of Confederate Veterans

Subject: The situation in New Orleans

Fellow Southerners,

As you all know by now, the City of New Orleans voted to remove the Confederate monuments from the city on a “nuisance complaint.” This isn’t over, so do not overreact to the situation.

A lawsuit seeking to permanently enjoin and prevent the removal of the Confederate monuments was filed in federal court only hours after the vote was taken in the city council. The federal judge has let everyone know to cool it for now. There will be a hearing in January with the New Orleans City Attorney and the attorney for the plaintiffs present and an injunction will be decided after that.

For now, what we need to do is let the legal system work. We have a very strong case that has been in the making for months now. We all knew that this day was coming, so preparations were made and have now been implemented. The time for phone calls and writing has passed. The judge wants all sides to calm down and that is what I am asking all of you to do. It will do no good to aggravate the legal system when we aren’t losing anything. The monuments still are where they have always been.

What we will need is financial help. Like the doctor said when Lincoln was born, “This is gonna get ugly.” It is also going to be expensive. The plaintiffs, of which the Beauregard Camp No.130 is one, have raised money for legal fees and the Heritage Defense Fund has helped so that we are even money with the attorneys for now. That won’t last. Please send whatever you can because come January the fight will be on.

The address to send to is:

Beauregard Camp 130
P.O. Box 145
Arabi, LA. 70032

Please put in the memo line of your check “Monument Defense”

Gentlemen, I know that you all want to storm the gates but please let the people who have handled this awful situation since August continue to do so. They have all proven to be quite competent. I want to thank the P.G.T. Beauregard camp for taking the lead in this. I also thank CIC Kelly Barrow and the GEC for their leadership and support.

Thanks to all of you. Keep praying for justice.

Thomas E. Taylor
Commander, Louisiana Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans


TODAY ONLY, Sunday December 6th, the Sons of Confederate Veterans are offering discounts on Lifetime membership. This is available to all members in good standing. You will continue to be responsible for Camp and State dues. The details can be found on our Facebook page or online. Online sign up is required and all monies need to be sent to Sons of Confederate Veterans, P.O. Box 59, Columbia,Tn. 38402 or use Paypal.

Hope to see everyone at the Mechanicsville Christmas Parade today.

November 2015 Newsletter

ERFE_Volume2_Issue18_web_Page_1The November edition of The First Shot is available for download here.

Headstone Dedications

Dedication1oToday members of the Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters dedicated two headstone in Hollywood Cemetery. The service was attended by 50-70 compatriot.

Headstone Dedication Program

Veteran’s Day 2015


IMG_7057The Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters were represented at several Veteran’s Day services. Commander Creech attended the service at the Virginia War Memorial and Huguenot Springs Cemetery.

More Photos can be seen on our Facebook page.