Gettysburg Day 2: Eyewitness Account of Tillie Pierce

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           

Click Here  to read part one of her account and Here to read part two.

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Published in: on July 2, 2010 at 1:31 pm  Comments Off on Gettysburg Day 2: Eyewitness Account of Tillie Pierce  

An Eyewitness Account of the Battle of Gettysburg

Here is the personal account of Elizabeth Thorn. The keeper of the Gettysburg Cemetary (before it became the national cemetary) .

http://www.gettysburgguide.com/ge05001.html  

 

Elizabeth Thorn and her husband’s graves.

Published in: on July 1, 2010 at 2:17 pm  Comments Off on An Eyewitness Account of the Battle of Gettysburg