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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, November 6, 2010
1. Mary Virginia Wade Marker
Inscription.
Jennie Wade
Aged 20 yrs. 2 mos
killed July 3, 1863
while making bread
for the Union soldiers.

< Right of Monument: >
What soever God
willeth must be
though a Nation
mourn.

< Left of Monument: >
With a courage
born of loyalty,
she hath done
what she could.

< Back of Monument: >
Erected by the
Woman’s Relief Corps.
of Iowa A.D. 1901

 
Erected 1901 by Woman’s Relief Corps. of Iowa.
 
Location. 39° 49.192′ N, 77° 13.829′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Baltimore Street (Pennsylvania Route 97), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Evergreen Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); The Gettysburg Address (a few steps from this marker); Kentucky Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); ...broken by gunfire... (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier’s National Monument
Right of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
2. Right of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fifth New York Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); New York State Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jennie Wade. A tragic Story. (Submitted on November 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Death of Jennie Wade – The Only Civilian Killed at Gettysburg. The Battle of Gettysburg Resource Center. (Submitted on November 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US RevolutionaryWomen
 
Left of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
3. Left of Monument
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
4. Back of Monument
Mary Virginia Wade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
5. Mary Virginia Wade Marker
Jennie Wade's full name was Mary Virginia Wade. Her nickname "Ginny" was misprinted as "Jennie" in an 1863 newspaper article reporting her death. The name "Jennie Wade" remans today.
Marker in Evergreen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
6. Marker in Evergreen Cemetery
An American flag flies above the grave of Jennie Wade 24 hours a day.
Jenny Wade House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
7. Jenny Wade House
The house where Jennie Wade was shot still stands, a short distance north of the marker.
<i>Jennie Wade House and Monument Gettysburg, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by David Blocher, circa 1925
8. Jennie Wade House and Monument Gettysburg, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on January 4, 2015.
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