I have talked about Jennie Wade before but for anyone who doesnt know she was the only civilian to be killed during the battle of Gettysburg. She died while baking bread for the soldiers by a stray bullet.Her grave
includes an American flag that flies around the clock. (The Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia is the only other site devoted to a woman to share this distinction of the perpetual flag)
My next stop was General John Reynolds. General Reynolds was the first General killed during the battle. His death came soon after the battle started and we always visit the memorial where he fell.
I was able to find red white and blue flowers and that seemed a good choice for him
Next I went out onto the battle field to the area know as the angle where Confederate Brigadier General Lewis Addison Armistead fell.
Suffering multiple wounds, the General slumped to the ground. He was later carried off to the Union's 11th Corps field hospital on the Spangler Farm where he died two days later.
I also went to this site and laid flowers both places. Red White and Blue where he fell and the purple for remembrance at the place of his death
I feel it is important to always remember these fallen heroes
* In my next post I will share my visit to the retirement home of President Eisenhower