Jennie Wade House and Monument, Gettysburg, Pa. [picture postcard ca. 1935-1945]
Marken & Bielfield, Inc
Wade, Ginnie (or Jennie) (Mary Virginia)
Ink on paper
1 item, 3.5" x 5.5"
Civil War, 1861-1865
In Box 3, Folder 7.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Jennie (or Ginnie) Wade was the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. She was killed in the house's kitchen on the third day of the battle: July 3, 1863. Along with her sister and mother, Jennie helped the Union Army by baking bread and giving water to the troops that passed by the house. (See http://www.graveaddiction.com/jwade.html.)
Divided-back, white-border, textured surface postcard, probably ca. 1930-1945. No message on verso.
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History