Fighting Joe Wheeler
Camp #1372 Sons of Confederatre Veterans Birmingham, Alabama
Welcome! Fighting Joe Wheeler Camp 1372 is a local subsidiary of the International Headquarters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. We are one of the largest, most active "camps" in the state of Alabama , and are located in the city of Vestavia Hills. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a hereditary organization that exists to perpetuate the true causes of the War Between the States, and to preserve the history, honor and heritage handed down to us by our forbears. We were founded in 1896 by the veterans themselves and, as an organization, descend directly from our predecessor the United Confederate Veterans. There are numerous accounts of why the "Civil War" was actually fought, and too often the actual facts seem to get lost in the shuffle. Oftentimes, this is intentional and for the purpose of upholding political correctness rather than historical accuracy. Major General Patrick Cleburne said the following: "If the South should lose, it means that the history of our heroic struggle will be written by the enemy, that our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers, will be impressed by all of the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision." These words were prophetic and their truths are unfolding daily as our history, heritage and symbols come more and more under attack. As the direct offspring of the most gallant fighting force ever crested, we believe it to be our duty to tell the true story of the Confederate soldier and his cause! The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization. We do not discriminate with regards to racial, religious or political affiliation and we welcome any prospective member who is descended from a Confederate soldier and seeks to honor the history of these gallant men, their cause and the noble heritage that they have passed to us. Are you a descendant of a Confederate soldier? If so, please consider joining us. If you don’t know, we will be happy to assist you in your research. In either case, please feel free to browse our site and contact us if we can answer any questions for you. Deo Vindice!

General Joseph Wheeler

General Robert E. Lee

UCV Convention