1. During the Civil War the North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and SW Virginia syns. took umbrage at certain resolutions passed by The General* Syn. of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in the USA in regard to the war. In 1863 they withdrew and, at Concord, North Carolina, together with the Georgia Syn., organized The Gen. Syn. of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in the Confederate* States of Am.. The name changed 1866 to The Ev. Luth. Gen. Syn. in N. Am., 1876 to The Ev. Luth. Gen. Syn. South. The Miss. Syn. (see United Lutheran Church in America, The, Synods of, 13) joined 1876. When the confessionalism of The Ev. Luth. Gen. Syn. South had reached a point satisfactory to the Holston Syn. and Tennessee Syn. (see United Lutheran Church in America, The, Synods of, 16, 29), the latter 2 and the 6 syns. of The Ev. Luth. Gen. Syn. South joined to form The United Syn. of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in the South 1886 Roanoke, Virginia See also United States, Lutheran Theology in the, 9.
2. Official organ: Lutheran Church Visitor.
C. W. Heathcote, The Lutheran Church and the Civil War (New York, 1919); F. Bente, American Lutheranism, 2 vols. (St. Louis, 1919); The American Church History Series, ed. P. Schaff et al., IV: H. E. Jacobs, A History of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States, 5th ed. (New York, 1907); J. L. Neve, History of the Lutheran Church in America, 3d ed. W. D. Allbeck (Burlington, Iowa, 1934); A. R. Wentz, A Basic History of Lutheranism in America, rev. ed. (Philadelphia, 1964).
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