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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, August 12th, 2013 - 7:30pm 
Philologia Masonic Lodge
1005 Milstead Avenue,

Our July 2014 Newsletter
is now online!
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A few words from the Web Master

By Hal Doby, Web Master, July 23, 2014
Hello Everyone
We are now observing the sesquicentennial of the pivotal Battle of Atlanta that concluded on July 22nd 1864. It also marks the same anniversary of the Union's  efforts to destroy the Confederate Rail Lines that resulted in the many raids like that upon the town of Conyers Station. With the Union firmly in control of the Confederacy's central rail terminus, Most experts believe this was the point the War was all but lost. Then as we all know, General Sherman went forth on, shall we say, his infamous "urban renewal project".

Also of major note is the City of Atlanta's announcement that the cycloramic painting "The Battle of Atlanta" is going to be fully restored and relocated to a new purpose-built building at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead. AHC was able to raise over 32 million dollars for the construction of the building along with the projected 8 million needed to perform the complete restoration as well as the establishment of a 10 million dollar trust fund to preserve the painting for many years to come. The old Cyclorama will be renovated and used for offices and event space for Zoo Atlanta that is ajacent to the building. The painting will still be owned by the City and placed "on loan" to the AHC.

While I am sad to leave its home for nearly 100 years, I'm happy it will be in the hands of people that do care about it and will make sure it is preserved for generations to come. Please see the article about this in our news section.

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