A forensic examination of the death of Jennie Wade - the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg

Mar 2019
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NJ-NY
Hello Mando. Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you had the opportunity to visit Gettysburg. For the record, you are the first to comment on the article since its posting. I also attached two papers regarding a couple of other Gettysburg discoveries that might interest you. Best wishes.
 

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Feb 2019
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This is really interesting! Very thoroughly researched... Really well done, @Antongeoresearch!

Just as a side note, I had often wondered about Jennie Wade's motivation for baking while it seems like most of the townspeople tried to take cover in cellars and the like. I know there was some urgency for providing food for the soldiers... but isn't it better to 'live to bake another day'? Or even wait until nightfall?

Pssst! @duncanness - this seems like something you'd appreciate as well! :)
 
Mar 2019
10
NJ-NY
This is really interesting! Very thoroughly researched... Really well done, @Antongeoresearch!

Just as a side note, I had often wondered about Jennie Wade's motivation for baking while it seems like most of the townspeople tried to take cover in cellars and the like. I know there was some urgency for providing food for the soldiers... but isn't it better to 'live to bake another day'? Or even wait until nightfall?

Pssst! @duncanness - this seems like something you'd appreciate as well! :)

Thank you for your kind words Niobe. I'm glad you found the work interesting. I believe Jennie and her mother saw the need to serve and did so. There were actually quite a few Gettysburg civilians that risked their lives during the battle. Jennie, though, was the only documented case of a civilian losing their life.
 
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Oct 2013
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Thank you for taking the time to read the article Deaf Tuner. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
It's very far of my historical points of interests. So I can be considered a very-but-very lambda reader.

It's well written (and that is very important), thus easy and enjoyable to read, and I liked the seriousness of the approach.

Welcome to our forum!
 
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