Jennie Wade, killed the morning before, is buried in a temporary grave in Gettysburg

Jennie Wade, killed in the kitchen of her sister's house by a stray rifle bullet the morning before, was buried hastily in a coffin said to have been built for a Confederate colonel, in the back garden at around five in the afternoon.  She was later moved to a Lutheran Churchyard and then, in November 1865, to the Evergreen Cemetery in the town.  Her soldier fiance "Jack" Skelly, who died of wounds in Virginia a few days later, lies nearby.  (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. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Personal
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