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In Virginia, Jack Skelly, soldier fiance of the late Jennie Wade, dies of his wounds

Johnston Hastings Skelly, circa 1860, detail
07/12/1863
According to her family, Jennie Wade, killed in Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, was due to marry twenty-one year old Corporal Johnston Hastings "Jack" Skelly of the 87th Pennsylvania Volunteers when he got his next furlough.  Skelly, however, was wounded outside Winchester, Virginia on June 15, 1863 and died in hospital this day.  He did not know of his intended's death, as she did not know of his wound when she died. They are buried near each other 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. 27. 

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