Women at Gettysburg
E. F. Conklin. Tells the story of 40 women who served on the field of
Gettysburg both during and after the battle. These army matrons, Christian
and Sanitary Commission workers, State agents, laundresses, nurses,
vivandieres, soldiers, and civilians represented states from Maine to
Louisiana, and include among them three recipients of the Kearny Cross. "All
Civil War books should be researched this well." - Civil War News. 430
Firestorm at Gettysburg
Civilian Voices June-November 1863. Slade & Alexander. In this book, the
civilians who lived through the battle of Gettysburg recount this pivotal
event in their own words. Their eyewitness accounts, spanning from June 15,
1863, through Lincoln's address in November of that year, are compelling
tales told by those literally trapped inside the lines of the two great,
warring armies. 208 pgs., 160 B&W photos, 8˝"x 11", hdbd.
Meet the Civilians
Mary Virginia Wade or Jennie Wade, was the only
civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. Jennie was 20 years old at
her death during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Matilda "Tillie" Pierce or Tillie Pierce, wrote
perhaps the best documentation about events that took place during the
Battle of Gettysburg. Tillie Pierce was only 15 years old at the time of the
Battle of Gettysburg.
Elizabeth Salome Myers a schoolteacher, got over the
sight of blood and helped care for wounded soldiers during the Battle of
Gettysburg Civilian John Burns, a veteran of the War
of 1812, picked up his flintlock musket and went to the scene of the
fighting. At 70 years old, he was wounded during the fight.
Buried 91 soldiers in the Evergreen
Cemetery while she was six months pregnant.
The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg's Forgotten History: Immigrants, Women, and African Americans in the Civil War's Defining Battle
In the summer of 1863, as Union and Confederate
armies converged on southern Pennsylvania, the town of Gettysburg found
itself thrust onto the center stage of war. The three days of fighting that
ensued decisively turned the tide of the Civil War. In The Colors of
Courage, Margaret Creighton narrates the tale of this crucial battle from
the viewpoint of three unsung groups--women, immigrants, and African
Americans--and reveals how wide the conflict's dimensions were. A historian
with a superb flair for storytelling, Creighton draws on memoirs, letters,
diaries, and newspapers to bring to life the individuals at the heart of her
narrative. The Colors of Courage is a stunningly fluid work of original
history-one that redefines the Civil War's most remarkable battle.
At Gettysburg; or, What a Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle (Illustrated Edition)
(Tillie) Pierce Alleman (1848-1914) was a young girl of 15 and a resident of
Gettysburg during the battle of Gettysburg. Her maiden name was Tillie
Pierce. During the first day's fighting, Tillie's father, James Pierce, ran
a butcher shop in the town. During the first day of fighting at Gettysburg,
the Pierces moved Tillie out of the town to a farm, thinking she would be
safer there. It turned out that Tillie ended up right behind the Union lines
on the second and third day. The farm where she stayed became a field
hospital, and this young girl witnessed much suffering and death. Later in
life, Mrs. Alleman wrote an account of what she saw, and it is considered a
very accurate and excellent first hand source.
The Hero of
Gettysburg. Smith. John L. Burns remains one of the most famous civilian
warriors in American history. This full-length biography sorts out fact from
fiction, covering how he was wounded, captured and survived to become a
national celebrity; how he received a personal thanks from Abraham Lincoln;
how Congress passed a special act granting him a pension; and much more. 203
pgs., 60 B&W photos, 6"x 9", sfbd.
The Ties of the Past : The Gettysburg Diaries of Salome Myers Stewart, 1854-1922
Memoirs of a schoolteacher who became caught up in the
horrible battle at Gettysburg, nursing wounded soldiers.
The Jennie Wade Story
Jennie Wade Story, you will learn the history of this young lady and of her family before, during, and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Reading this book will introduce you to the birth
of Mary Virginia Wade "Jennie Wade" to the tragic death of this Gettysburg
civilian during the fighting on July 3, 1863. The author sheds some light
on a possible relationship with a young man named Jack Skelly who died of his
wounds while fighting for the Union Army.
At Gettysburg Or What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle: A True Narrative (1889)
At Gettysburg: Or, What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle