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Battle of Gettysburg Begins (1863)

The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War, resulting in some 50,000 casualties in three days. It took place in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and signaled a turning of the tide in favor of the Union. The site is now a national cemetery, at whose dedication on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Seamstress Ginnie Wade was the only documented civilian casualty of the battle. How did she die? More...
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This battle is important enough to read an entire book on.
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About 8:30 a.m. on July 3, Wade was kneading dough for bread when a Minié ball traveled through the kitchen door of her sister's house and hit her. It pierced her left shoulder blade, went through her heart, and ended up in her corset. She was killed instantly. While it is uncertain which side fired the fatal shot, some authors have attributed it to an unknown Confederate sharpshooter.

Shortly afterward, three Union soldiers discovered the body and told the rest of the family. They temporarily buried Wade's body in the back yard of the McClellan house, in a coffin originally intended for a Confederate officer. In January 1864, her body was relocated to the cemetery of the German Reformed Church on Stratton Street. On July 4, her mother baked 15 loaves of bread with the dough Wade had kneaded.

My sincere condolences to you ... O Jennie

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Lincoln was a traitor to the constitution effectively negating states rights. Our controlling federal government can be directly attributed to him and I wish him much agony in his death.
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Glen Christensen wrote:
Lincoln was a traitor to the constitution effectively negating states rights.



Mr. Christensen:

I personally should not use the word "traitor," but I agree that he did not have the constitutional right to force any state to stay in the Union.

His predecessor, Mr. Buchanan, refused to take any action, because he correctly (in my opinion) realized that he had no authority to stop states from leaving.

Before the Civil War / War Between the States, I understand that people regularly said "The United States are..." This seems to suggest that people realized that the country consisted of sovereign states.

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Remembering the Only Civilian to Die at Gettysburg
By Jesse Greenspan

Born on May 21, 1843, in the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Mary Virginia Wade was called “Gin” or “Ginnie” as a child. But due to an apparent newspaper inaccuracy, she has become known to history as “Jennie.”
On July 3, 1863, the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Mary Virginia “Jennie” Wade stood in the kitchen of her sister’s home making biscuits for Union troops. With the home they were staying in caught between the two armies, the 20-year-old seamstress and her family had already survived a number of close calls, including an artillery shell that had crashed through the roof. Yet Wade had neither fled nor taken shelter in the cellar. Suddenly, an errant Confederate bullet struck her in the back just below the left shoulder blade, killing her instantly. At least 7,600 soldiers died during the battle, but, remarkably, she was the only civilian to suffer that fate.


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