Civilian Killed at the Battle of Gettysburg

Seamstress Jennie Wade (1843–July 3, 1863) was the only Gettysburg civilian killed directly during the Battle of Gettysburg. Jennie and her mother were visiting her sister, Georgia Anna Wade McClellan, at 528 Baltimore Street to assist her and her newborn child. On July 1, 1863, during the first day's fighting, more than 150 bullets hit the McClellan house. But it was not until July 3 that tragedy struck.

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