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Kittrell Confederate Cemetery

Hospital to Graveyard

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 27, 2021
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
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By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
2. Kittrell Confederate Cemetery Marker
This is a previous iteration of the marker. While the information is identical, the formatting is slightly different.
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illness, dates of admission, and times and dates 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 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,
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 27, 2021
3. Kittrell Confederate Cemetery Marker
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. • 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1865.
 
Location.
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By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
4. Kittrell Confederate Cemetery
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kittrell NC 27544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kittrell College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Kittrell’s Springs (approx. ¼ mile 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); Harriet-Henderson Strike (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kittrell.
 
Graves in Kittrell Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
5. 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 was last revised on August 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,154 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on August 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4, 5. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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