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Welcome to Our Virtual Encampment!

Major General Joseph Wheeler, Camp #863 is part of the 13th Brigade of the Georgia Divison of Sons of Confederate Veterans. Our camp headquarters is based in the "Olde Towne" district of the city of Conyers Georgia, about 30 miles east of Atlanta at the Philologia Masonic Lodge, 1005 Milstead Avenue, just down the street from the Rockdale County Courthouse Complex. 

The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a Historical Honor Society. Our mission is a simple one, to protect and preserve the accurate history of the Confederacy and the legacy of our ancestors that took up the Confederate Cause during the War Between The States. 

We invite you to learn more about us by exploring our virtual encampment here on our official web site. We hope you find what we present here to be infomative, educational, and useful to you. We also ask you to consider becoming a member or a friend of our encampment, or another SCV encampment if another is closer to where you live. Your participation is welcome and most needed! 

Please consider joining us in our cause!

Our Next Monthly Membership Meeting 

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 - 7:30pm 
Philologia Masonic Lodge
1005 Milstead Avenue,

Compatriots and Friends;
In the Commander’s Comments, in last month’s issue, I left out the name of our guest speaker for our July meeting.  Her name is Ms. Suzanne Sammons.  She will be speaking on abandoned Cemeteries in Georgia.

Here is a short bio of Ms. Sammons:
Mrs. Suzanne Sammons has been working in the areas of Cultural Resource Management and Historic Preservation since 1990. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Oglethorpe University with a BA in History and English and her graduate work at the University of Georgia focused on Archeology.  She has directed or conducted research and preservation work on more than 300 18th, 19th, and 20th century burial grounds in the Southeast and has been a consultant for many Community, Church and Family cemeteries.   She is a long term advisor to the Douglas County Cemetery and Preservation Commission and guides preservation activities for the Counties 67 "legally abandoned" burial grounds.  She was the author of the first Douglas County Cemetery and Burial Ground Preservation Ordinance enacted in 1995 and co-authored  the revised ordinance in 2008.  This is one of the strongest Cemetery Preservation Ordinances in the Nation.

The meeting is at 7:30 on Tuesday July 14th at the Masonic Lodge on Milstead Ave. in Conyers.  Hope you will be there to hear her presentation on these sacred places.

J. H. Underwood
Newsletter Editor

Our July 2015 Newsletter
is now online!
Please see our Newsletters page for more information!

A few words from the Web Master

By Hal Doby, Web Master, June 18, 2015
Hello Everyone
I need to give a huge apology and an explanation of what's been going on with me. As you may have noticed, I have not been updating the website as often as I need to. Over the past several months I have been suffering from some illnesses and it has kept me from a lot of duties, including our monthly membership meetings. Then just as I had recovered, I was involved in a car accident in May that put me behind for a few more weeks.

Now that I'm healed up, I'm starting to get back into the scheme of things, so I hope to be more quick in updating the site as I should be. So I'm sorry this has gone on, but I'm sure you can understand that some things get beyond our control.

It is an exciting time at Camp Wheeler as we have some grand things to look forward to. I won't go into  detail here, but check out our Camp News for more on that.

As always, if you have something to share and would like it to be posted on our website, please contact me directly and I'll be more than happy to accomodate you. 
That's all for now, Please enjoy the web site.
Hal Doby, Web Master
SCV Camp 863, Maj.-Gen. Joesph Wheeler