The battles fought at Gettysburg have long gone by. Their memory has not though. This year for the anniversary of the battles I am going to focus on the memories of those present during the battle.
Tillie Pierce was born in 1848 in what then was the quiet little town of Gettysburg. Tillie lived there throughout her entire childhood. Her family lived above the butcher shop that her father operated. Tillie attended the Young Ladies Seminary near her home. She was at the school when the cry rang through the streets of Gettysburg that the “Rebels are coming!” She wrote her remembrances of the battle 26 years later.
Tille Pierce, 1863