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In the town of Gettysburg, 20-year-old Jennie Wade is killed instantly, hit with a stray Confederate bullet

Mary Virginia "Jennie" Wade, detail
07/03/1863
At around 8:30 a.m.,  a single rifle bullet penetrated the north door of the house of Georgia Wade McClellan on Baltimore Street in Gettysburg and hit her sister, twenty-year old Mary Virginia "Jennie" Wade, just below her left shoulder blade as she was kneading dough for biscuits in the kitchen.  She died almost immediately, becoming the one civilian directly killed by gunfire in the Battle of Gettysburg.  She was buried the next afternoon in the garden of the house but  she rests in the Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
J.W. Johnston, The True Story of "Jennie" Wade, A Gettysburg Maid (Rochester, NY: J.W. Johnston, 1917), p. 23. 

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