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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Youngest Serving To Receive Pension? Sadie Bushman, To Gettysburg And Beyond

    Sadie Bushman of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, crowned " Most Beautiful Woman In Oakland ", California ( by anyone attending the meeting of her relief organization ), had a story about the battle and quite a few other things. Sadie Bushman's civilian account of what happened when two armies...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    134 Days At The Gatehouse, Elizabeth Thorn's Long Autumn

    Evergreen Cemetery's gatehouse smack in the middle of the battle, as remembered by artist Edwin Forbes. It was someone's home. Between July 7th, 1863 and the middle of November, a small immigrant woman dug 105 graves. July, August, September, October and part of November. She dug. So think...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    Randolph Johnson, Gettysburg's African American Civilian Soldier " Piles Hot Lead "

    Edwin's Forbe's depiction of the long pursuit from Gettysburg. Who knew a small part in the departure of Lee's army from Northern soil would be played by a black civilian? We have a statue to civilian combatant John Burns, his civilian combatant brother in law Andrew Hagerman lost his life...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    He Said " Angel Hands ", And Died, Alice Powers, When The Singing Stopped At Gettysburg

    “ The girls did sing, the boys did shout, the ladies they did all turn out “ " Such an ovation seldom greets anyone. Groups singing war songs on each corner; cheers and shouts all along the line " Alice Powers' description of the welcome greeting Buford's Cavalry here on Emmitsburg and...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    A Gettysburg Woman's July 4th, 1863, Who Is She, Please?

    One of the most evocative post battle images, by Tyson Brothers, a disheveled Gettysburg. Letterman Hospital's white outline and a stench we're told lasted until the first hard frosts reminded citizens their town now had a ' before ' and ' after '. And July 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Love these accounts...
  6. JPK Huson 1863

    Gettysburg's Forgotten Angel, Our Unwitting Peace Monger, Lydia Smith

    Not Lydia, this wagon at Evergreen's gatehouse could have been hers. . It was probably bringing yet another dead man to the cemetery. Opinion only. We know citizens did this- went out in their own wagons to bring in wounded. And the fallen. And carried aid, too. Act of kindness? Not a tough...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    10 Awful Factoids From Elizabeth Thorn's Gettysburg Gatehouse, Plus One

    This was the battle a tiny immigrant woman and her family walked out into, leaving what shelter it's basement provided. The Gatehouse to Evergreen Cemetery? Home to a very pregnant Elizabeth Masser Thorn, her Masser parents and three small boys. Husband Peter was away, July 1863, an enlistee...
  8. JPK Huson 1863

    Lydia And Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech, November, 1863

    " SHE WAS BEING SLOWLY FANNED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES " Lydia and Jacob, a couple from nearby Ephrata identified only as " Pennsylvania Dutch ", were, like much of the crowd, overnight guests in Gettysburg November, 1863. Jacob was rather a rabid Edward Everett fan- he'd be...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    July 1, 1863, The Beginning Of After For Gettysburg Citizens

    Those three shattering days during July, 1863 were to the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania citizens days forever marking ' Before ' and ' After '. Nothing would be the same, the entire world gone mad, not merely changed, ' different ' a pitiful understatement. Insulted by their singular...
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