Union Troops were ordered to defend Mud Bridge during the Civil War. Those troops were quartered at church which they left in 'shambles'. The church still preserves the bullet holes and bayonet marks. The soldiers all contracted measles and were confined to the church for several weeks.
At that time the community was called Mud Bridge and across the road from the church lay the Jorden Cemetery. James Jorden, Sr. was a Revolutionary Soldier and was buried here in 1810. His wife Sarah lies beside him.
A gallery for slaves can still be seen. Around church grounds earthworks from the Union encampment are still slightly visible. The earthworks can be best seen in person when on church grounds. No photo of slave gallery can be found online but rements of gallery are found within the old Union Cemetery on church grounds.