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, August 12th, 2013 - 7:30pm
Philologia Masonic Lodge
1005 Milstead Avenue, Conyers
is now online!
A few words from the Web MasterBy Hal Doby, Web Master, July 14, 2014
First off, I want to acknowledge that Commander Underwood brought to my attention this weekend that for some reason, our newsletter archive was not accessible. I leave my web files at my office, so it was not until this morning I could address the problem. I don't know what caused the problem as I always test pages one they are uploaded, but once the newsletter page was reloaded to the host server, things worked again. I apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused.
We are now squarely in the midst of the sesquicentennial of the pivotal Battle of Atlanta that concluded on July 22nd 1864. With the Union firmly in control of the Confederacy's central rail terminus, Most experts believe this was the point the War was all but lost. Then as we all know, General Sherman went forth on, shall we say, his infamous "urban renewal project".
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.
SCV Camp 863, Maj.-Gen. Joesph Wheeler