Sunday, February 26, 2012

Baking Bread

On July 3, 1863, 20-year-old Jennie Wade was baking bread at her sister's house in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, when a bullet came through the kitchen door, struck her in the back, and made her the one and only civilian casualty of the Battle of Gettysburg. Jennie's sister's house - now called the "Jennie Wade House" - is today a tourist trap, situated in the shadow of the Holiday Inn. Incidentally, the day after Jennie was shot, her mother finished baking the bread.

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