"DOWNTOWN HISTORIC AREAS" Gettysburg Things to Do Tip by Rich62

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  Jennie Wade by her home where she was killed.
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  • Jennie Wade by her home where she was killed. - Gettysburg
      Jennie Wade by her home where she was killed.
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      THE BULLET HOLE REMAINS IN THE DOOR
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      LINCOLN GESTURES TOWARD THE WILLS BUILDING
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HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS not taken on the battlefield but rather of historic areas in the town of Gettysburg.

You can see photos of the Jennie Wade home; she was the only woman, and the only Gettysburg citizen, to be killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. She was standing in her kitchen, baking bread for the Union soldiers, when a bullet came through the door and took her life. She was 20 years old. Her fiancee was a union soldier who was to die in battle without ever knowing of his sweetheart's tragic fate.

Also you can see a photo of a unique Lincoln sculpture in which he stand with a "modern" person who is holding a copy of the Gettysburg address. Lincoln is gesturing toward a building know as the Wills house. In that building, Lincoln put the finishing touches on the Gettysburg Address the night before he delivered the famous and stirring speech.

Address: Jennie Wade home: 548 Baltimore Street
Directions: Downtown and south on Baltimore Ave. The Wills home is on the main intersection (a traffic circle) of Gettysburg.

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  • Written Oct 7, 2011
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