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

Mary Virginia Wade

 
 
Mary Virginia Wade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
1. Mary Virginia Wade Marker
All structures that stood during the Battle of Gettysburg have a plaque like the uppermost one in this photo.
Inscription.  
A heroine of the
Battle of Gettysburg
was born in this house
----------------------
May 21, 1843
This tablet was unveiled by her sister
Georgia Wade McClellan May 21, 1922

Middle Plaque:
Historic Gettysburg
Birthplace
Jenny Wade
1820
Adams County
Honored 1986

Top Plaque:
Civil War Building
July 1863
 
Erected 1922.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWomen. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1860.
 
Location. 39° 49.647′ N, 77° 13.864′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Street (U.S. 15) and Wade Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 246 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. Jennie Wade Birthplace (here, next to this marker); Mary Virginia "Jennie" Wade (a few steps from this marker); 267 Baltimore St. (within shouting distance of this marker); 223 Baltimore Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Witherow (within shouting distance of this marker); Matilda June "Tillie" Pierce
Mary Virginia Wade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 22, 2019
2. Mary Virginia Wade Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); “I can see them yet…” (within shouting distance of this marker); Annoying “ . . . the enemy very seriously ” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Jennie Wade: A tragic story. (Submitted on June 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Mary Virginia Wade Marker [Middle Plaque] image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 22, 2019
3. Mary Virginia Wade Marker [Middle Plaque]
Mary Virginia Wade Marker [Top Plaque] image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 22, 2019
4. Mary Virginia Wade Marker [Top Plaque]
Marker on Baltimore Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
5. Marker on Baltimore Street
Jennie Wade, the only civilian to die at Gettysburg, was born in this house. On July 3, 1863, she was hit by a stray Confederate bullet that pierced the door of her house as she was baking bread for the Union troops.
Birthhouse of Jennie Wade image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
6. Birthhouse of Jennie Wade
At the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, Jennie Wade had been engaged to Cpl. Johnston Skelly. News of his death in Winchester reached Gettysburg just days after Jennie was killed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,158 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on February 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   5, 6. submitted on June 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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