Wright City

Honor unknown Civil War veterans at Wright City church this weekend

By Jason Koch, Editor
Posted 11/3/23

Civil War veterans in a mass grave in the Harmonie Church Cemetery in Wright City, Missouri, will be honored during a ceremony on November 4, 2023.

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Honor unknown Civil War veterans at Wright City church this weekend


Warren County residents will have two opportunities this weekend to pay tribute to veterans.

The first event is at noon Nov. 4 at Harmonie Church, 24924 S. Stracks Church Road in Wright City.

The event, which will feature re-enactors, colorguard, gun salute, live music and more, is designed to honor the unknown Civil War veterans buried in a mass grave in the church’s cemetery.

Soldiers from both the Union and Confederate armies are buried in the mass grave.

A grave marker will be dedicated during the event.

For more information about the event, visit https://fb.me/e/3AMOxAjXk or email Kelley Wright at ads@warrencountyrecord.com.

This ceremony comes the weekend before Veteran's Day is marked in two separate Veterans Day ceremonies.

A ceremony in Warrenton is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Tribute to Veterans Memorial in Warrenton before moving down the street to the Elks Lodge.

There will also be a ceremony at Daniel Boone Post 180 Legion Hall in Marthasville that begins at 11 a.m. 

About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at jason@warrencountyrecord.com

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