St. James Episcopal Church, Rear View–Kittrell, NC
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St James Episcopal Church in Kittrell, North Carolina dates from about 1860. Of frame construction, it is Gothic Revival style (Carpenter Gothic) with the characteristic board and batten exterior. Typical also are the arched Gothic windows. Wood rectangular shingling covers the rear gable of the church.
During the Civil War a military hospital, Confederate General Hospital Number One, was established in 1864 at Kittrell Springs Hotel. The church was the only church in Kittrell at the time; the priest, Matthias Marshall, was the hospital chaplain and administered to the needs of the sick and dying. St. James Episcopal Church provided Christian burial for 52 or 54 soldiers in the nearby Confederate Cemetery.
Today services are conducted occasionally, the church functioning as a mission church. It is a designated NC Civil War Trails historic site. Architecturally significant, the church was added to the National Register of Historic Places 14 December 1978 with the NHRP reference number 78001976
Taken with my first digital, a Samsung S860
More on the hospital and cemetery: www.civilwaralbum.com/misc7/kittrell1.htm
List of burials in the cemetery: www.ncgenweb.us/vance/cemetery/kitconcem.htm
More on Kittrell Springs Hotel: www.ncgenweb.us/vance/other/c-features2.htm
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