". . . your sister is dead."

". . . your sister is dead." (HMP5R)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 49.399', W 77° 13.853'

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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 walls, 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. He mother saw her fall and sadly informed the rest of the family ". . . your sister is dead."
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HM NumberHMP5R
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309073 N 4410528
Decimal Degrees39.82331667, -77.23088333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.399', W 77° 13.853'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 23.94" N, 77° 13' 51.18" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 548 Baltimore St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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