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Kittrell in Vance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Kittrell Confederate Cemetery
Hospital to Graveyard
 
Kittrell Confederate Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
1. Kittrell Confederate Cemetery Marker
 
Inscription. Fifty-four Confederate soldiers from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia are buried here. They died at General Hospital Number One, Kittrell Springs in the former Kittrell Springs Hotel owned by Maj. Charles C. Blacknall and his brother. The resort was converted into a hospital in mid-1864 to treat casualties of the fighting around Petersburg, Virginia. Confederate authorities chose Kittrell for the small, 300-bed hospital because of its location at a railroad junction. Hundreds of wounded received treatment there between June 1864 and April 1865. Some were teenaged youths in the North Carolina Junior Reserves; 14 died at the hospital between August 1, 1864, and April 15, 1865, and are buried here. The site for the cemetery was selected because of its proximity to the hospital.

Saint James Episcopal Church, the only church in Kittrell during the war, was erected just east of the hotel shortly before the war. The Rev. Matthias M. Marshall ministered to the sick and dying at the hospital and officiated at the soldiers’ funerals, which were held at the church. The men’s names, ranks, companies, addresses, types of illness, dates of admission, and times of death are recorded in the church’s official records. Kittrell Confederate Cemetery is owned and maintained by Vance County Chapter No. 142, United Daughters of
 
Kittrell Confederate Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
2. Kittrell Confederate Cemetery Marker
 
the Confederacy.

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Roster, Kittrell Confederate Cemetery
Pvt. Walter G. Bagnall, 13th Va. Cav • Pvt. John C. Barnes, 5th S.C. Cav. • Pvt. Paul A.. Barringer, 1st N.C. Cav. • Pvt. W. A. Beaver, 2nd N.C. Jr. Res. • Pvt. Hugh W. Brown, Co. A, 26th S.C. Inf. • Pvt. William Brown, 35th Va. Cav. • Pvt. Thomas A. Bryson, 25th N.C. Inf. • Pvt. J.C. Corzine, 2nd N.C. Jr. Res. • Pvt. W.A. Dixon, 24th Inf. • Sgt. Fendell C. Donella, 11th Va. Inf. • Pvt. J.A. Earnhart, 1st N.C. Cav. • Pvt. J.T. Edwards, 5th N.C. Cav. • Pvt. James Eley, 68th N.C. Troops • Pvt. E.C. Elliott, 1st N.C. Cav. • Pvt. Marmaduke Gay, Anderson’s N.C. Res. • Pvt. L.J. Gilstrap, 6th S.C. Cav. • Pvt. J.H. Givins, 2nd N.C. Jr. Res. • Pvt. Gordan, 2nd N.C. Jr. Res. • Pvt. Larken M. Green, 56th N.C. Inf. • Pvt. William D. Gregorie, 3rd S.C. Cav. • Pvt. Alexis Griffin, 6th N.C. Jr. Res. • Pvt. E.M. Hamrick, 2nd N.C. Jr. Res. • Pvt. Wesley Hargrove, 5th N.C. Jr. Res. • Pvt. Moses L. Headrick, 1st N.C. Jr. Res. • Pvt. Lindsay L. Henderson, 33rd N.C. Cav. • Pvt. J.I. Howell, 2nd N.C. Jr. Res. • Pvt. T. Jones, 68th N.C. Troops • Pvt. William B. Kennedy, 1st N.C. Cav. • Pvt. J.L. Lenair, 7th Ga. Cav. • Pvt. William W. Latham, 6th S.C. Cav. • Pvt. John Locklair, 23rd S.C. Inf. • Sgt. James T. McDow, 4th S.C. Cav. • Pvt. Josiah S. Mimms, 11th S.C. Inf. • Pvt. H.P. Privatt, 3rd N.C. Jr. Res. •
 
Kittrell Confederate Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
3. Kittrell Confederate Cemetery Marker
 
Pvt. William H. Pruitt, 1st N.C. Cav. • Pvt. M.A. Riddick, 5th N.C. Cav. • Pvt. William A. Roach, Hane’s Light Dutymen • Pvt. J.A. Robbins, 51st N.C. Inf. • Pvt. W. Robertson, Hart’s S.C. Battery • Pvt. R.H. Robinson, 2nd N.C. Jr. Res. • Pvt. S.B. Robinson, 2nd N.C. Jr. Res. • Pvt. L.E. Saunders, 2nd N.C. Jr. Res. • Pvt. E. or J. Stark, 67th N.C. Inf. • Pvt. W. Sutton, 56th N.C. Inf. • Pvt. R.P. Sutton, 56th N.C. Inf. • Pvt. R.P. Todd, 68th N.C. Troops • Pvt. Thomas J. Tuttero, 10 Va. Cav. • Pvt. J.C. Wagner, 1st N.C. Jr. Res. • Pvt. C. Watson, 27th S.C. Inf. • Pvt. J.M. West, 10th N.C. Heavy Arty. • Sgt. Henry Williams, 2nd N.C. Cav. • 4 Unknowns

From Mark J. Crawford, Confederate Courage on Other Fields (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2000), pages 167-71.

 
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 36° 13.541′ N, 78° 26.416′ W. Marker is in Kittrell, North Carolina, in Vance County. Marker is on West Chavis Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kittrell NC 27544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker
 
Kittrell Confederate Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
4. Kittrell Confederate Cemetery Marker
 
, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Cemetery (approx. Ό mile away); Kittrell’s Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Glass House (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Tiny" Broadwick (approx. 5.7 miles away); Harris Meeting House (approx. 7.6 miles away); Corbitt Company (approx. 7.7 miles away); Central Orphanage of North Carolina (approx. 8.7 miles away); Moses A. Hopkins (approx. 8.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kittrell.
 
Kittrell Confederate Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
5. Kittrell Confederate Cemetery
 
 
Graves in Kittrell Confederate Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
6. Graves in Kittrell Confederate Cemetery
The graves of some of the soldiers listed on the marker can be seen in this photo, such as Sgt. Henry Williams of the 2nd N.C. Cavalry.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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