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(11-01) Jennie Wade house on Baltimore Street south of the Sweney house. 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 wall, 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. Her mother saw her fall and sadly informed the rest of the family: "...your sister is dead."

More Jennie Wade house courtesy of Brian Duckworth
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Jennie Wade house tablet

Jennie Wade house photos courtesy of Pennsylvania residents Don Rohner and Mac McKeever

(7-01) The Winebrenner house on Baltimore and Lefever St. Directly opposite it was the McCreary house (no longer standing.) Louisianan Cpl. Wm. Poole was killed while firing from a balcony doorway of the McCreary house. Tree at left witnessed the battle
Tablet ("if anyone showed himself...")




(7-01) Enlarge Bullet holes in the south-facing wall and shutters of the Winebrenner house

(7-01) Henry and Catherine Garlach house on Baltimore St. Catherine Garlach   hid  Union  General Schimmelfennig   from     the Confederates in a shed in her back yard


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