Company Members

The current unit was resurrected in January 1993 (formerly as Company C, then renamed to Company A). Of the nine original members, two are still active. Based in Madison County Virginia, the present day Company A consist of members who live in Madison, Culpeper, Orange, Rappahannock, and Stafford Counties. Some had ancestors who in the original Company A. The group is privileged to use both homes of their famous brigade commander, Major General James Lawson Kemper, for living history programs, meetings, ceremonies, and an annual birthday celebration at the grave of the beloved general. Company A has earned the respect of regional historians, museums, public and private schools. Because of its continued dedication and hard work, several historical groups such as The Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy have requested and received full participation in numerous monument dedication ceremonial and cemetery services. The Company devotes most of its time to attending battle reenactments, and living histories. The unit has participated in several local parades (having won several prestigious awards), Madison County's Taste of the Mountains (winning best overall presentation in 1997 and 2001) and Graves' Mountain Lodge Fall Apple Harvest Festival. The Company starred in a documentary by the BBC in 1995, filmed on the Fredericksburg Battlefield, and participated in the making of the major motion picture Gods and Generals. In 2011, members of the company also starred in a short movie called the Sons of War. The Company's premier event each year is a Vigil at the Fairview Cemetery in Culpeper, VA, where some five hundred Confederate soldiers and some Union soldiers are buried in a mass grave. The event takes place every May, usually on or around Memorial Day weekend.

Company A Members 2015
Company A members December 2015

The 7th Virginia Infantry Company A is an active member of the Third Regiment of the Army of Northern Virginia (ANV), First Division, a large and very active reenactment organization of more than two thousand Confederate soldiers. The company follows the event schedules of this organization. The group stays busy during the months of March through October with at least two reenactment and many living history events. If you love history, enjoy teaching, and demonstrating your knowledge to others, contact us for a very rewarding hobby. Please go to our events page and look at the current events. Consider attending one of these events as a spectator and meet us. Most events are open to the public, but a couple events are only for company members.
Status: Active Member
Namesort ascending City Joined Company Other Info Rank
Robert Yowell Washington September, 2009 Past 1st Sgt, 2nd Sgt, 1st Cpl, 2nd Cpl Captain
David Yowell, Jr. Washington January, 2011 Webmaster, Quartermaster, Past Cpl 1st Sergeant
William Graham III Orange January, 1993 Charter Member, Past Captain Treasurer
Preston Clatterbuck Stanley, VA July, 2016 Private
Jim Coates Wolftown April, 2011 Private
L. T. Fox Culpeper September, 2001 Past 1st Cpl, 2nd Cpl, 2nd Sgt Private
Cody Hart Fredericksburg May, 2013 Private
Steve Hensley Castleton July, 1993 Charter Member, 3rd ANV Major, Past 1st Sgt, Past Cpl Private
Brian Pretlow Orange June, 2003 Past Lieutenant, 1st Sergeant, 1st Cpl, Quartermaster Private
Brandon Rose Stafford December, 2011 Private
Dennis Shreve Gordonsville October, 2007 Past 1st Sgt, 1st Cpl Private
Robert Silvrants Stafford December, 2011 Past 2nd Sgt, 2nd Cpl Private
Jim Williamson Madison September, 2004 Private
Status: Retired Member
Namesort ascending City Joined Company Other Info Rank
Garth Bagley Madison January, 2000 Past Treasurer Private
Linwood Imlay Culpeper Past Cpl, Past Quartermaster Private
Status: Honorary Member
Name Joined City Other Info
Terry L. Apperson June, 1996 Locust Grove Two Company C Ancestors
Joe Shelton December, 2017 Portrays General James L. Kemper
Bernard McCann Bikenhead, Wirral, England Ancestor was assistant surgeon in the 7th VA