See all 1,493 reviews. Tragic story, Jennie’s. Redding Co. Gettysburg, PA 1959 . While kneading bread, Jennie was struck by an errant bullet and killed instantly, one of more than 150 bullets to strike her sister's house during the three-day Battle of Gettysburg. The house where she was killed, known as the Jennie Wade House, has become a tourist attraction. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Jennie Wade (unknown–15 Aug 1892), Find a Grave Memorial no. She was a Gettysburg native who worked as a seamstress in the house owned by her family on Breckenridge Street. It was 8:30 a.m. when Jennie was kneading the dough, and one of the soldiers shot a weapon. The results will surprise you. The walls of the old house tell the story of the home and those who took shelter from the Battle there. Her sister Georgia let out a horrified scream that brought Union soldiers racing into the house. She died in July 1976 at 81 years old. Poignantly, on the July 4, with the guns now silent, her mother used the very same dough Jennie had kneaded just three days earlier to bake 15 loaves of bread. Today, you can step back in time to see the home just as Jennie Wade saw it as she lived. 29571039, citing Woodland Union Cemetery, Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by corgilover (contributor 46859310) . Mary Virginia "Jennie" Wade lived and worked as a seamstress at her parent's home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. July 2013. Posted by Heather at 8:29 AM. You can see a second bullet hole through the green door. The Jennie Wade house was actually the home of Jennie's sister, Georgia McClellan. Jennie Wade, with her sister, Georgia, and mother, Mary. Jennie Wade was struck down by a confederate sharpshooter's bullet. Mary Virginia "Jennie" (sometimes "Ginnie") Wade (May 21, 1843 – July 3, 1863), was a woman from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • After Jennie Wade's death, she was buried in her sister's yard for about 6 months, then transferred to a cemetery adjoined to the German Reformed Church, until her third and final resting place in November 1865, in the Evergreen Cemetery. Where Did We Find This Stuff? Any sympathy for Wade’s death was fleeting. An American Flag is part of this monument and is always in place. Mary Virginia (“Jennie”) Wade was the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. • The name "Jennie" most likely came from a misprint in the newspaper. More Info. Wade was the only civilian to be killed directly as a result of the fighting. There, they would be able to get some food and water. By this point, the family had been surrounded by gunfire as there were over 150 holes from bullets all around the McClellan house. Join Jennie’s mother, Mary Wade, this December as her spirit recounts Jennie’s tragic death — the only civilian death of the Civil War— during Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of the Glories presented on Saturday nights, Dec. 5, 12, and 19 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. With great sadness we announce the death of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Ian Bailes, after a brief illness. I had heard about Jennie Wade as a kid--the only civilian killed in the brutal three day Battle in Gettysburg. Carolyn Wade Obituary. Obituary Followers Jennie Wade was born on October 12, 1894. Add to Jennie's Bio. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. Ways to Experience Jennie Wade House . This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Here are our sources: “History.” Jennie Wade House, Gettysburg Battlefield Tours.“Civilian Killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.” Maggie MacLean, Civil War Women. Jennie Wade was born in Gettysburg twenty years prior. … While kneading bread, Jennie was struck by an errant bullet and killed instantly, one of more than 150 bullets to strike her sister's house during the three-day Battle of Gettysburg. She died in October 1977 at age 107. … Flickr. View Source: Share. Save to Suggest Edits. With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Carolyn Wade of Forney, Texas, who passed away on December 23, 2020 at the age of 62. The birthplace of Jennie Wade on Breckenridge Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. At the same time, two Union soldiers who were upstairs in the house came down the stairs to see why they heard screaming. She probably died instantly. Ginnie Wade was born in Gettysburg. The dwelling lived through the Battle of Gettysburg and witnessed the tragic death of Gettysburg civilian Jennie Wade, as she was preparing bread for the Union soldiers. Looking into the Jennie Wade House through the fateful bullet hole. ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM. Obituary. Jennie Wade was struck down by a confederate sharpshooter's bullet. Both Jack Skelly and Jennie Wade are buried next to each other at Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg. For those who are interested, I published a paper that reexamines Jennie Wade's death scene from a forensic perspective (see link below). Like they did everywhere, Union soldiers would stop at the homes they were near. “Gennie” became “Jennie” as newspapers rushed to get the story into print. Today, near the grave of Jennie Wade lies the body of her fiancée, Johnston Skelly, who died just eight days after her death, unaware that the war which was to bring about his death had already brought death to his intended bride.-Literature accompanying the "JENNIE" WADE DOLL, N.L. Jennie Wade House: First Civilian Death - See 1,485 traveler reviews, 570 candid photos, and great deals for Gettysburg, PA, at Tripadvisor. Mary Virginia “Jennie” Wade lived on Breckenridge Street in Gettysburg, where she and her mother worked as seamstresses. Georgia Wade’s given name was probably Georgiann. -Dr. John Anton History’s Revolving Door: A Forensic Interpretation of the Slaying of Mary Virginia Wade of Gettysburg . Reviews (1,493) Write a review. Seamstress famous for being the only civilian to be killed during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1963. It passed through two doors before striking her. There, they would be able to get some food and water. She probably died instantly. It is said that if an unmarried woman puts her ring finger in the hole, she will soon become engaged. ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Jennie Nolen (Ellenboro, North Carolina), who passed away on December 30, 2020, at the age of 95, leaving to mourn family and friends. While we have no idea if Skelly’s letter ever got to Jennie, we do know Jennie’s apron pocket held a picture of Skelly. She was the only Gettysburg civilian killed directly during the Battle of Gettysburg. Memorial; Photos ; Flowers ; Civil War Figure. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. Jennie and her mother would often give them some bread and water. Filter reviews . It passed through two doors before striking her. The house where she was killed is now a museum called the "Jennie Wade House." She then went to Jennie’s sister in the next room and told her that her sister had been shot and was dead. Jennie’s mother brought them to Jennie and told them that a bullet killed her. They then wrapped Jennie in a blanket and took her down to the cellar where she stayed until they were able to bury her. Born Mary Virginia Wade, she was known by her family and contemporaries as merely "Jennie". Jennie Nolen Obituary. That morning, she went into the kitchen and made over a dozen loaves of bread from the dough Jennie was kneading when she was shot dead. Mando . Here is Jennie Nolen’s obituary. Add to Jennie's Bio. The bullet pierced her heart and stopped in her corset. Obituary Followers Jennie Wade was born on July 2, 1870. Published in Edmonton Journal Remembering on January 20, 2021 Anthon SUPRUNIUK. Traveller rating. According to Jack Skelly's family, he was planning on marrying Jennie Wade when he got his furlough in the fall, but unfortunately Jack died during battle in Winchester, Va. Gettysburg: Baltimore St. and Jennie Wade... from US$172.00. Residents of Gettysburg raised money to place a monument at Jennie’s grave. Enjoy! Mary Virginia "Ginnie"1 (or "Jennie") Wade (May 21, 1843 July 3, 1863), a seamstress, was the only Gettysburg civilian killed directly during the Battle of Gettysburg.2 The house where she was killed became a popular tourist attraction and museum called the "Jennie Wade House". Once the Battle of Gettysburg broke out, the Wade and McClellan families became busy not only helping Georgia with baby Lewis but also helping the Union soldiers in their area. August 2018.“Remembering the Only Civilian to Die at Gettysburg.” Jesse Greenspan, History. Thank oreoman . An early newspaper account of her death mistakenly identified her as Jennie. Here is Carolyn Wade’s obituary. The only other woman to hold an honor like this is Betsy Ross. Interred near her at Evergreen Cemetery is Johnston “Jack” Skelly, a Union corporal whose photo was found in Wade’s pocket at the time of her death. A sobering and tragic story. Jennie’s name was really Mary Virginia Wade, and her nicknames were Ginnie and Gin. About a week later, Skelly, who had no idea about Jennie’s death during the Battle of Gettysburg died from his wounds. A bit before 8:00 in the morning on July 3, 1863, Jennie went into the kitchen to start baking more bread and knead more dough for the next day. • Jennie Wade was only 20 years old at the time of her death. With minor changes and repairs, the Jennie Wade House remains much as Jennie would have known it over 150 years ago. Quick View. On the fateful morning of July 1, 1863, Wade travelled with her mother and her two brothers from their home to her sister's house, less than one-half mile away, to help care for both her sister and her sister's newborn child. 1,493 results . Excellent 1,052. Only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. I had heard about Jennie Wade as a kid--the only civilian killed in the brutal three day Battle in Gettysburg. Jennie's mother also didn't know of her daughter's intentions to wed till after her daughter’s death. On the morning of July 3rd, near 8:30 am, Mary Virginia “Jennie” Wade was shot dead while kneading dough in her sister’s kitchen on East Cemetery Hill. The mini ball went through the two doors and hit Jennie in the shoulder. A sobering and tragic story. Family and friends are welcome to send flowers or leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family. The Death of Jennie Wade Once the Battle of Gettysburg broke out, the Wade and McClellan families became busy not only helping Georgia with baby Lewis but also helping the Union soldiers in their area. Jennie’s mother heard her fall to the floor and screamed. She was the only civilian killed by fire during the Battle of Gettysburg. Jennie’s death made her the single woman and civilian to die during the Battle of Gettysburg. As the only direct civilian casualty during the Battle of Gettysburg, her death was a stark reminder for everyone who survived the war as to just how fortunate they were. She was born October 1, 1933 in Leachville, AR to James and Violet Cline Wade. We know that Jennie Wade had been residing in West Virginia 25250. Jennie Wade 1913 1994 Jennie Wade in England & Wales, Death Index, 1837-2005 Jennie Wade was born on month day 1913. Every morning, Jennie would go into the kitchen to make the bread from the dough she kneaded the day before and knead more dough. At the time of her death, Wade was engaged to a Union soldier (who tragically died just days after she did). Reactions: Niobe, Futurist and Mando. We know that Jennie Wade had been residing in Wingdale, Dutchess County, New York 12594. August 2006.“The Only Civilian Casualty at Gettysburg – The Unlucky Fate of Jennie Wade.” Barbara Stepko, Vintage News. Jennie Ellen Wade (Robbins) Birthdate: April 12, 1899: Birthplace: Oneida, ID, United States: Death: Immediate Family: Daughter of Hulbert Bross Robbins and Mary Ellen Catherine Robbins Wife of James G Wade Sister of hulbert Merlin Robbins The next day, on the Fourth of July, Jennie’s mother decided to carry on with the good deed that Jennie always did for the Union soldiers. Ask oreoman about Jennie Wade House. They led the family members to safety in the cellar. Jennie passed away in month 1994, at age 80 at death place . Wade was the only civilian to be killed directly as a result of the fighting. She died instantly. She married Lloyd E. Casey November 26, 1955 in Peoria; he preceded her in death January 1, 1984. Within three days, the small town that was home to about 2,400 people would be littered with the bodies of 7,000+ dead men and 3,000+ dead horses, plus the refuse of … Like they did everywhere, Union soldiers would stop at the homes they were near. 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