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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, April 14th, 2015 - 7:30pm 
Philologia Masonic Lodge
1005 Milstead Avenue,

Our March 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, February 5, 2015
Hello Everyone
I can't believe 2015 is here already! 2014 simply flew by. With the new year comes some major changes here at Camp Wheeler. Our command team of the past four years has changed and we welcome our past Chaplin, John Maxey as our new Commander. Jerry New steps up from 2nd Lt. Commander to 1st. and Mark Camp assumes Jerry's old seat. Larry Cornwell comes in as our new Chaplin since John will have his hands full as commander in Chief. Our out-going Commander, Joe Underwood, is continuing on as our Camp's Newletter Editor and Publisher so we are ensured another two years of his fine workmanship.

It's going to be fun year and we've already gotten off to a great start with our annual Lee-Jackson dinner that was held at the Cherokee Run Country Club. It was a big change since we've traditionally held the dinner at camp headquarters, but it was very fun and enjoyable.

With the new year not only comes changes to our command staff, but I'm also going through and trying to refine the camp's web site. The basic structure will remain the same, but there are tweaks all over. I hope you like the changes and please be patient with me as I get my revisions completed.

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