Jennie Wade of Gettysburg

The Complete Story of the Only Civilian Killed During the Battle of Gettysburg

Cindy Small

Mary Virginia "Jennieā€ Wade. Jennie was the only Gettysburg civilian to be killed outright during the battle. In 21st Century wars, civilian deaths are very common, but during the Civil War, citizens were usually unscathed if they were able to stay out of harm's way.
Date Published :
May 2018
Publisher :
Gettysburg Publishing
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9780983863199
Pages : 104
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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In stock
$13.95

Overview
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Mary Virginia “Jennie” Wade. Jennie was the only Gettysburg civilian to be killed outright during the battle. In 21st Century wars, civilian deaths are very common, but during the Civil War, citizens were usually unscathed if they were able to stay out of harm’s way. However, on July 3 Jennie was kneading dough for biscuits at her sister’s home on Baltimore Street when she was killed instantly as a bullet passed through two wooden doors and struck her heart. That, unfortunately, is usually all visitors hear about this “Gettysburg Maid”—a mere sentence or two.

Now, with this book,
Jennie Wade of Gettysburg: The Complete Story of the Only Civilian Killed during the Battle of Gettysburg, a visitor seeking more of her story may now be satisfied. The author has investigated as many sources as possible to write the full saga of Jennie’s life, death and all three burials.

About The Author
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Cindy L. Small was born and raised in GettysburgPennsylvania. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Communications/Journalism from Shippensburg University. She has held positions as a National Park Service Interpretive Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park, and in the public relations and marketing elds at Gettysburg College, the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Gettysburg Hospital and Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She edited 16 Civil War books written by her late husband, GregoryA. Coco, as well as numerous historic articles for publication.

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