Looking For Information About the Deaths of Gettysburg Civilians After the Battle

Bryan_C

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Some time ago, I recall hearing that a number of Gettysburg civilians died of disease in the aftermath of the battle, but I don't remember where I saw or heard this. I'm looking for more information about this because I would like to use this in an article I'm writing. I'd like to know how many civilians got sick and how many died. If anyone has information (like from a book), I need to know which book so I can cite the reference. Thanks.
 

rpkennedy

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I would check Gregory A. Coco's A Strange and Blighted Land: Gettysburg: The Aftermath of the Battle which talks a lot about what the civilians went through when the armies moved on.

Ryan
 

Tom Elmore

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Louisa Shields and Julia Culp are two:


Then there's baby Catherine L. Klingel:


Other young children also died that summer:

 

Fairfield

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Last year, Dr. John Anton published a piece on the death of Jennie Wade, the only civilian killed. But not disease, If you'd like a link, I'll dig it up.
 

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