Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Jennie Wade, Bread MartyrDuring the battle of Gettysburg, 20-year old Jennie Wade was baking bread for Union soldiers in her home when a stray bullet killed her. The house is a small museum and haunt of ghost hunters. Outside stands a bronze depiction of the only civilian casualty in the battle -- Jennie, holding a loaf of bread.
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Jennie Wade is the only civilian to be killed in the Battle of Gettysburg, when a stray bullet went through the kitchen door as she was baking bread for Union soldiers in the area. The bullet holes are still visible, including the one that supposedly is responsible for her demise. The little house is now surrounded by parking lots and a motel, but still cute and accessible. There is a usual gift shop of Civil War, Gettysburg, and ghostly items. There is also a sign on the wall that certifies the place as haunted by the local paranormal society.
You can also tour Jennie's house for a small fee, although today the shop attendants seemed more enthused to read their books rather than help customers in the shop. Many ghost chasers have investigated this house with 'positive' results.[TexasWeatherGirl, 11/26/2011]
The house is verifiably pocked with July 3, 1863 battle bullet holes, and Jennie, collateral damage at age 20, is probably America's First Bread Martyr. The statue in front of her house shows Jennie clutching a loaf of bread to her chest. Modern visitors don't seek bread... they're much more interested in ghost orbs.