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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! 

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Our Next Monthly Membership Meeting 

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 - 7:30pm 
Philologia Masonic Lodge
1005 Milstead Avenue,
Conyers 


Our July 2017 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 14, 2017
Hello Everyone
Something I've come to learn is that the ones that are calling for inclusion and tolerance are the ones that are the least tolerant and exclusionary.

Case in point is what is going on here right in our backyard with the fight over the fate of Nash Farm Battlefield Park. Some cranky newly elected county commission woman went to the park and demanded all visible Confederate Battle Flags be removed because “They were scary to her constituents”. Then later she demanded the 2nd National CSA Flag be removed from its flagpole. Finally she went and demanded all Confederate Battle Flags be removed from the most excellent museum. This forced the permanent closure of the museum. She now wants the park renamed to Nash Farm Park and such things as basketball courts and baseball field be put on the hallowed land where our ancestor from both the Confederacy and Union gave the ultimate sacrifice.

This has whipped up a big stink and at the June Commissioner's meeting, she had the gall to get up and lie about her actions. We know where this is leading to and a lot of people feel the die has already been cast.  We're are the big bad Confederacy and not only our beloved Battle Flag is being removed from public view, now the memorials our more recent ancestors erected to honor those who came before them and fought for the Confederate Cause are methodically and systematically are coming under attack.

Case in Point is the news coming from New Orleans. As you may have heard, the City has removed all of the memorial statues of our Confederate heroes and a monument dedicated to White Supremacy. Now granted, I can understand the supremacy monument being removed and have no problem with that, however I was very disturbed to  hear the statues of Jefferson Davis, as well as those of Generals.Lee and Beauregard. What I learned at our June membership meeting utterly infuriated me.

What I was told that Beauvoir, the former home of Jefferson Davis that became a nursing home for Confederate Veterans after Davis' death and now is home of the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, contacted the City of New Orleans and offered to purchase at least Davis' statue so it could be brought to Biloxi, Mississippi where it would be placed on the grounds of Beauvoir.  Well, my friends, the City of New Orleans refused to sell the statue to them. Instead, the City is  accepting bids for the entire collection of monuments to be sold off for scrap metal.

This has the appearance to me that these legislators are determined not only to remove Confederate memorials, but they also are intent to see them all destroyed to prevent them from ever being seen again. At our meeting, we were given the grim notice that this is the beginning of a concerted effort to eliminate and destroy every Confederate monument in existence.

Think this is crazy talk? Think again. Across the South where there are large numbers of Confederate opponents, this IS being talked about in hushed whispers. If the City of New Orleans can do this, then they can too. We were told such whispers are circulating around the Georgia State Capitol Building.

Brothers and Sisters, we need to heed this call and get ready for the road ahead.

As always, if you have something to say or 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