At Gettysburg: Or, What a Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle

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Matilda (Tillie) Pierce Alleman (1848-1914) was a young girl of 15 and a resident of Gettysburg during the battle of Gettysburg. Her maiden name was Tillie Pierce. During the first day's fighting, Tillie's father, James Pierce, ran a butcher shop in the town. During the first day of fighting at Gettysburg, the Pierces moved Tillie out of the town to a farm, thinking she would be safer there. It turned out that Tillie ended up right behind the Union lines on the second and third day. The farm where she stayed ...
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Overview

Matilda (Tillie) Pierce Alleman (1848-1914) was a young girl of 15 and a resident of Gettysburg during the battle of Gettysburg. Her maiden name was Tillie Pierce. During the first day's fighting, Tillie's father, James Pierce, ran a butcher shop in the town. During the first day of fighting at Gettysburg, the Pierces moved Tillie out of the town to a farm, thinking she would be safer there. It turned out that Tillie ended up right behind the Union lines on the second and third day. The farm where she stayed became a field hospital, and this young girl witnessed much suffering and death. Later in life, Mrs. Alleman wrote an account of what she saw, and it is considered a very accurate and excellent first hand source.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781453687451
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 7/4/2010
  • Pages: 46
  • Sales rank: 668,211
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2008

    Must Read

    Tille Pierce (Alleman) memoir is a must read to beter understand the battle of Gettysburg from the civilian perspective. Of note is Pierce's commantary on the effect of the battle following the retreat of Lee's troops and the need to care for the wounded.

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    Posted October 28, 2008

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