Concord in Cabarrus County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. John's Lutheran Church
Approximately a hundred Civil War veterans are buried in the St. Johnís cemetery. The congregation lost about one hundred men to wartime deaths. Most of the dead were buried on the battlefield or in prisoner-of-war camps. Here in Cabarrus County, women children, and the elderly found operating their farms and meeting the daily obligations of life stressful with so many of their men away in the army. Sacrifices and challenges on and off the battlefield transformed the St. Johnís congregation, and it took the members many years to recover.
(lower left) Confederate Reunion in front of St. Johnís Schoolhouse, ca. 1905 Courtesy Ellen Eich
(upper right) St. Johnís Lutheran Church, ca.1880 - Courtesy The St Johnís Archive
Major funding for this project was provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, through the Transportation Enhancement Program of the Federal Transportation Efficiency Act fir the 21st Century.
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 25.157′ N, 80° 28.511′ W. Marker is in Concord, North Carolina, in Cabarrus County. Marker is at the intersection of St Johns Church Road and Mt Olive Road (County Route 2416), on the right when traveling north on St Johns Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 St Johns Church Road, Concord NC 28025, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adolph Nussmann Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Church (approx. ľ mile away); James P. Cook (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cabarrus Black Boys Fountain (approx. 5.9 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 6 miles away); Barber-Scotia College (approx. 6.3 miles away); W. R. Odell (approx. 6.4 miles away); Warren Coleman (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
Also see . . . The Heritage of St. John's. St. John's Lutheran Church (Submitted on September 23, 2014.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.