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Kirk Dining Room Table & Chairs

Table & 2 chairs, donated by Kathryn Kirk, belonged to Dr. John and Caroline Kirk. They were eating at this table when word came that the Union forces were only miles away. They immediately left Rose Hill and headed to Grahamville, SC where they lived during the war years. Caroline never saw her beloved Rose Hill again since she died during these "escape" years in Grahamville. The table has a burn scar on it where the Yankees sat a hot pot on it while occupying the house. Dr. Kirk decreed that he never wanted that mark removed in order to show some of the destruction by these intruders.