"...your sister is dead." - Gettysburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 49.397 W 077° 13.855
18S E 309070 N 4410524
Quick Description: One of many historical markers in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2021 4:10:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM14Z3Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "On the morning of July 1st, Gettysburg resident Jennie Wade and her family fled their town home to this brick double house shared by her sister Georgia McClellan, to distance themselves from the fighting. The Union retreat to Cemetery Hill soon placed Jennie and the rest of the household in the direct path of danger.


Despite the menace of stray bullets that constantly struck the house walls, Jennie busied herself furnishing water and baking biscuits for the many soldiers manning the nearby Union picket line.


Early on the morning of July 3rd, fate claimed Gettysburg’s only civilian fatality. Jennie was killed instantly by a random Confederate bullet while preparing biscuit dough in the kitchen. He mother saw her fall and sadly informed the rest of the family “. . . your sister is dead.”"
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