Kinston Battlefield Park Harriet’s Chapel/ Starr’s Battery Site

Harriet’s Chapel – Walk in the footprints of Civil War soldiers at the site of a 19th Century church where the heat of the battle took place. Harriet’s Chapel was used as a defensive position before the battle. Imagine the horrendous scene in this area following the bloody battle. The church, an old barn-like structure, was perforated with bullet and cannon ball holes; bodies lay scattered on the ground. Following the battle, surgeons began treating the wounded and using the church as a hospital.

Starr’s Battery Site – Captain Joseph Starr at this position commanded a crew operating six cannons surrounded by earthworks which exist today. A convenient Boardwalk and interpretive signs lead visitors to the battery site.

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