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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Matilda June "Tillie" Pierce

Women Behind These Walls

 
 
Matilda June "Tillie" Pierce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 22, 2019
1. Matilda June "Tillie" Pierce Marker
Inscription.  I lived in this house during the great battle but my real adventure happened on a farm a short distance south of town. I was only 16 years old at the time and when my neighbor, Mrs. Shriver, asked for my help, I was eager to help her. We walked to her father's farm and I was only intending to be gone from home for a short time. I ended up being away from my family for seven days! My mother hardly recognized me when I came home because while I was at the Weikert farm, I became a nurse.

It was during these days that I had to leave childhood behind and grow up

I never regretted the experience but I hoped never to have to repeat it.
 
Erected by For the Cause Productions, Gettysburg Licensed Town Guide, Licensed Gettysburg Guide, Last 30 Next 30 Surivors, YWCA of Gettysburg & Adams County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US CivilWomen. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1863.
 
Location. 39° 49.604′ N, 77° 13.872′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
The Tillie Pierce House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 22, 2019
2. The Tillie Pierce House
The marker is a window display in the window adjacent to the stairs.
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, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Street (Business U.S. 15) south of Breckenridge Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “I can see them yet…” (here, next to this marker); Mary Witherow (a few steps from this marker); Schriver's Saloon and Ten-Pin Alley (a few steps from this marker); Annoying “ . . . the enemy very seriously ” (within shouting distance of this marker); 267 Baltimore St. (within shouting distance of this marker); A Union General Escapes Capture (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Virginia Wade (within shouting distance of this marker); Jennie Wade Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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