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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, September 13th, 2015 - 7:30pm 
Philologia Masonic Lodge
1005 Milstead Avenue,

Our September 2016 Newsletter
is now online!
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A few words from the Web Master

By Hal Doby, Web Master, July 6, 2016
Hello Everyone
Just a quick note to say the Georgia State Reunion was a huge success! Congratulations to all those who participated.

This morning, I received an email reporting to me that there were several links that did not work on our link page. Granted, most of that page was built right after I established the camp's then-new web page, so I guess it was time to go back through the page and delete the links that did not work. I'm happy to report that all the links should now be active.

What I'm sad to report is that a good number of the pages belong to our brother's camp sites are no longer active. While I did not count the number I removed from the Alabama section, 17 of the 48 camps in Georgia that were listed are now no longer there.

While I recognize that a good number of our compatriots are in their advanced years and are not as tech savvy as our younger compatriots, I think we all recognize that in today's world, it is important to have an Internet presence since most everyone nowadays use the web as their primary reference tool. With those 17 encampments now offline, they will have a much harder time recuirting new blood into the fold. Sad times indeed.

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