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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, May 12th, 2015 - 7:30pm 
Philologia Masonic Lodge
1005 Milstead Avenue,

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

A New Look!
If you are a frequent visitor to the  site, you may have noticed our masthead has changed.  While we are not completely past the 150th anniversary period of the War Between The States, we are close enough to the end that I thought it was appropriate to change our masthead that we've used for the past four years to something new. If the background looks familiar, perhaps it should. This is a panoramic photograph of the Battle of Atlanta Cycloramic painting that is currently on display at Grant Park, soon to be relocated to the Atlanta History Center.  

A few words from the Web Master

By Hal Doby, Web Master, April 7, 2015
Hello Everyone
Spring is here was everything has that dreaded yellow tint to it. The frigid temps are moderating and we are now in Confederate Heritage Month!

Please try to attend our annual open house membership meeting this month as it's always one of our most popular gatherings!

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