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, March 11th, 2013 - 7:30pm
Philologia Masonic Lodge
1005 Milstead Avenue, Conyers
Our Guest Speaker will be Mr. D. Evan Castle.
In addition to being the founder of Co. B, 3rd Regiment, Confederate
Engineers reenacting company Mr. Castle attended the U.S. Army
Topographic Surveying School in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia and spent forty
years as a surveyor, the last twenty as a Registered Land Surveyor.
He is the owner of Confederate Surveying Associates, Inc. in Monroe, Georgia and is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Military Order of Stars and Bars and the Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Cavalry. Also as mentioned in the front page article, Mr. Castle’s subject will be “Jed Hotchkiss,
Stonewall Jackson’s Mapper.
This will be a very interesting program and a good one to bring potential members.
is now online!
Work on the Middlebrooks Family Cemetery Continues
Everyone showed up around 8am on a chilly morning to begin work. As the markers were being installed, Commander Underwood performed some chemical cleaning on the existing grave markers with a bio-degradeable solution designed to remove black and green moss from monuments.
At the end of the day all 100 markers had been installed and it was a very productive work session. It turns out Jerry needs to make an additional markers to mark 20 additional graves.
The Middlebrooks Family Cemetery has been an on-going project for Camp Wheeler going on for over three years now. It is a project that the Camp has deeply invested in and is the source of a lot of pride for the camp and our compatriots. You can read more about the cemetery at this page by clicking here.
A few words from the Web MasterBy Hal Doby, Web Master, March 3, 2014
It would appear that the Sons of Confederate Veterans is now mired in a media-whipped up controversy over our SCV specialy license plate. A new design was approved that has a very faint Confederate Battle Flag as the background for newly-issued tags. The Media whores, hungry for controversy, are making a big deal out of it and going out of their way to make this something that is going to throw mud in the SCV's face. People in the name of Civil Rights have begun to protest at State offices over the tag. so far, it just seems to be a hole lot of hot air, but I fear this has not played all the way out yet.
Frankly, it's a big stink over nothing if you ask me, even though I prefer the out-going version of the tag over this new design.
I have articles about this media-inspired controversy in the Confederate News section of the site if you wish to read more.
Don't forget in honor of
Confederate Heritage Month,
That's all for now, Please enjoy the web site.
SCV Camp 863, Maj.-Gen. Joesph Wheeler