Kittrell Confederate Cemetery

Kittrell Confederate Cemetery

Kittrell Confederate Cemetery

Kittrell Confederate Cemetery
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eve9979
Henderson, NC66 contributions
Let Down
Jul 2017 • Family
We were hoping to get pictures of the old headstones but it is fenced off and the headstones are all new. No one is allowed in with the exception of clergy and funeral home.
Written August 17, 2017
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Leon G
Franklinton, NC851 contributions
Resting place for fallen Confederate soldiers is why its excellent...not the surroundings
Jul 2014 • Couples
I don't give it an excellent rating cause of the location or upkeep but because of what it stands for. Last summer my wife and I decided to find it when driving by. Its tucked away back behind some homes with some shady characters walking down the road when we visited. We wouldn't visit late in the day. The grounds are not kept up very well like the other reviewer said. I've been to many other Civil War cemeteries and it needs some work. A sign says its maintained by the "Daughters of the Confederacy". The state should take over the site but I'm sure its too small and very few know of its existence. The soldiers died late in the war at a local hospital and were buried there. Its a nice place to stop and pay your respect for Civil War soldiers. This link tells more about it. http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc7/kittrell1.htm
Written April 8, 2015
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wbullseye
Windermere, FL1,348 contributions
Quick stop to pay respects to fallen soldiers
Aug 2014 • Solo
I happened upon the Kittrell Confederate Cemetery while driving home after noticing a Civil War Trails sign. The site itself is not well marked after the initial sign, and it was not until I had turned around that I saw the sign to the cemetery. I did not know what the site was until then. You will need to pay attention in order to not miss the right streets. The cemetery itself is located along a semi-paved, dirt road really out of the way of anything else.

The cemetery was a hospital during the American Civil War for Confederate soldiers injured during the siege of Petersburg, VA. Approximately 50 soldiers are buried close to where the hospital was located. The site was chosen due to its proximity to the railroad (still present) and the ease to get injured away from the front lines. The hospital itself was actually a converted hotel.

The cemetery is small and it will not take long to visit. There is an interpretive sign that describes the site. A flagpole with a Confederate flag sits in the center of the cemetery. The 52 graves are arrayed in neat rows with the names and units of the deceased. There are also four graves of unknown soldiers.

If you happen to be driving along HWY 1 and are interested in civil war history, the Kittrell Confederate Cemetery would be worth visiting. I was glad to have noticed the sign and decided to stop. They could do a better job with providing directions to the site, otherwise there were no issues as far as being able to find a spot to pull of and park.
Written August 10, 2014
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