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

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

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by Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman
 
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

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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 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:
9781300200321
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/14/2013
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
793,977
File size:
1 MB

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At Gettysburg: What a Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so well written. Tillie told her story in a manner that was equal to any historian. Historians refer to her story for their facts. Excellent. Short but worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with any essay the story is one sided & this girl is obviously from a very well off family from that time as is obvious by her schooling , the food & provisions that they had during this time of little or nothing for most other families & the clothing she has. Her obvious contempt for the lower class in her writings & the contempt for Jennie Wade & her obvious fear & anxiety for her brother, who is indentured to Tillies family is just a shot at a poor dead girl that received much more attention after the battle of Gettysburg than Tillies family did. While I'm sure the 3 days were horrific for everyone there she uses her writing to name drop, talk about her many relics from the battle & talk about the soldiers & family members that her family were able to put up because unlike the Wades& many others who had only water & loaves of bread or cakes made from basically nothing to use in baking yet still gave it all, her family had it all to share & still eat! Don't waste the $2.99 on a writing that only shows that even in 1863 the upper class was as evident as it is today. Her contempt for the Rebel soldiers ( I am from the north)made me angry because they ALL suffered greatly in that battle & she comments on them all removing their sokdirs (union only) wounded & dead from the battlefields & yet there were many others from other social classes that saw no difference in sides, only wounded & dead young men. Spend your money on the many other great books & essays from this battle.