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Jennie Wade house and monument, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1907-1909

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Alternate title:Gettysburg, Pa. The house in which Jennie Wade was killed and her monument
Summary:The front of the house where Jennie Wade was killed including two insets, one of the monument to Jennie Wade, and the other a bust picture of Jennie, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1907-1915. Caption reads: "Miss Jennie Wade was the only citizen of Gettysburg killed during the three days' battle. She was 20 years old, and was attending to her usual household duties when struck by a stray bullet which had passed through two doors. Her house, on Baltimore Street, is now used as a war museum and contains a complete collection of battle relics." Postmark date: November 1, 1909; Postcard number: 2397; Message included. Message reads: "Hope you receive the card I sent from Gettysburg as we were pressed for time + I was fortunate enough to get the little time I did to scribble off 3 or 4. If you care for history you should make this trip. The battleground as is covered with costly monuments and statues, + the story of the battle as told by the guide kind of makes one have that funny feeling running up + down their spine."
Provider:Raphael Tuck& Sons'
Century:1901-2000
Printing place:Europe
German Empire
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Pennsylvania
Geographical subject – Settlement:Gettysburg
Topical subjects:Houses
Monuments & memorials
Wade, Mary Virginia, d. 1863
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Genre:Postcards
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Public Domain
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