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SCV Charlie Crockett Camp # 388

The Charlie Crockett Camp was organized August 16, 1902 and chartered August 26, 1902. The following is all membership records known at this time.

1903                22 members      Commander F. H. Terry          Adjutant James M. Kelley

1904-1906      10 members      Commander F. H. Terry           Adjutant James M. Kelley

1927               13 members       Commander J.L. Porterfield    Adjutant John. W. McGravock

The Richmond Dispatch - Thursday, August 21, 1902 Page 6


Wytheville Sons of Veterans Take Name of New Market Hero

      WYTHEVILLE, VA., August 20.-(Special.)-In answer to a call, the young men of Wytheville and vicinity met at the Dispatch office, on Main Street, Saturday night and organized a camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans. Mr. Lee Trinkle was elected president pro tem, and Mr. J.H. Powell secretary.

      After adopting a constitution and bylaws the following officers of the camp were elected: Commandant, Mr. F.H. Terry; First Lieutenant Commandant, Mr. J. Mornant Powell; Second Lieutenant Commandant, Mr. Robert Logan, Jr.; Adjutant, Mr. James M. Kelly; Surgeon, Dr. S. R. Sayers, Jr.; Quartermaster, Mr. James P. Moyers; Chaplain, Mr. J. Haller Gibboney; Treasurer, Mr. E. Lee Trinkle; Color-Sergeant, Mr. Hugh K. Jones; Historian, Mr. Robert Williams.

      A committee of five of the camp was appointed to select a suitable name for the camp, and that committee met yesterday, and with unanimity selected that of "Charlie Crockett," who was one of the seven Virginia Military Institute cadets who lost their lives in that memorable charge against the Federal lines at New Market. Crockett was from this town. He was the son of the late Augustus Crockett, who lived on the suburbs of Wytheville. He was only 17 years old. As is known, the other six cadets lie buried at Lexington, where the graves are properly marked. That of young Crockett, at the East End Cemetery, in this place, remains unmarked. It is to be hoped that at an early day a suitable shaft be placed over his last resting place, and by the camp that bears his name.

      The camp begins life under the most promising conditions. It is the first camp of Sons organized in the entire section of Southwest Virginia.

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Virginia Military Institute Cadet Charles Gay Crockett

      Charles Gay Crockett was born in Wythe County Virginia December 3, 1846. He was the son of Gustavus A. and Elizabeth E. Crockett. He was one of five cadets to die on the New Market battlefield on May 15, 1864. Five more died of their wounds over the following six weeks. He was originally buried in the East End Cemetery of Wytheville, but reinterred at VMI under the "Virginia Mourning Her Dead" statue on May 15, 1960. He was the last of six to be buried under the statue, the other four are buried in other cemeteries. Charles would be been in the VMI Class of 1867.