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The National Cemetery was established after the battle to bury battle participants.  It is part of the National Park.  Evergreen Cemetery is a town cemetery.  Many Civil War veterans are buried here as well as Jenny Wade, the only civilian killed during the battle.  The cemetery keeper's wife Elizabeth Thorn who was six months pregnant, along with her elderly father buried many of the battle casualties. Use the links below to learn about these places.

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Evergreen Cemetery Website

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Historic Evergreen Cemetery

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Eyewitness Account of Elizabeth Thorn

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The Thorns:  Peter and Elizabeth

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Tom and Cassie's Gettysburg Photos:  Evergreen Cemetery

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Gettysburg National Cemetery Website

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Gettysburg National Cemetery (National Park Service)

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 National Cemetery

       

Left:  View of Evergreen Cemetery from the National Cemetery.

Right:  The park ranger is standing approximately where Abraham Lincoln stood when he delivered the Gettysburg Address.

   

 

   

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Evergreen Cemetery

   

Left:  Statue of Elizabeth Thorn                                    Right: Damage done to a stone during the battle

 

Grave of Jennie Wade

   

Grave of Jack Skelly, Jennie Wade's sweetheart

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