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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 9th, 2017 - 7:30pm 
Philologia Masonic Lodge
1005 Milstead Avenue,

Our April 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, January 11, 2017
Hello Everyone
I can't believe we're quickly approaching the half way point of 2017. that was fast!

I must give y'all an apology for my lack of recent updates on the website. My family has been dealing with the illness and passing of my Cousin Charles E. Rhodes. Charlie was a marine during the Vietnam War. Once home, he became a firefighter just as our Uncle Morris Dean was. Morris lost his life battling the terrible warehouse fire under the viaducts on Spring St. in Atlanta. After serving over 20 years in the Atlanta Fire Department, he became the Fire Chief of Milledgeville, then the Chief at James Island, SC. Last year, it was determined he had a form of cancer. It eventually took him on February 28th of this year.

The Atlanta Fire Department held a memorial for him at the end of March for his years of service. It was quite moving.

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