Who was the only civilian to fight at Gettysburg?
William Dorsey Pender
I recently visited the Gettysburg Battlefield and was surprised at how many of the houses and buildings from 1863 were still there. There were MANY people from Gettysburg living there. I think you Question was meant to say: Who was the only civilian killed at Gettysburg? Answer: Jennie Wade She was visiting her sister and leaned out the window when a bullet struck her. Her home still stands.
Mary Virginia "Jennie" Wade, a 20-year-old resident of Gettysburg, was the only civilian to die in the battle of Gettysburg. On the morning of July 3, 1863 Jennie stood in the kitchen of her sister's house kneading bread for the Union soldiers when a bullet went through the door and killed Jennie instantly. Sadly, Jennie's fiance, Jack Skelly, was wounded and died before he knew that Jennie too had died. The home where Jennie Wade…