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Matilda J. "Tillie" Pierce Alleman
Original name: Matilda Pierce
Birth: Mar. 11, 1848
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1914

Civil War Figure. She was 15 years old when the Battle of Gettysburg was fought in her hometown in July 1863. She watched the Union army march through town. At the urging of her family, Tillie, along with some friends fled the village and went to the "safe" farmhouse of Jacob Weikert, located at the base of Little Round Top. During the battle, Tillie provided water and food to the soldiers and assisted the surgeons and nurses caring for the wounded. On July 7, 1863, she journeyed back to her home and on the way was sickened by the sights, sounds and smells of war. She stated, "The whole landscape had been changed and I felt as though we were in a strange and blighted land." She continued to help care for the wounded after the battle. 25 years after the battle, she wrote an account of her experiences during the battle. "At Gettysburg, Or What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle" is still in print today. (bio by: Bernie A.) 
Family links: 
  James Pierce (1806 - 1896)
  Margaret A McCurdy Pierce (1810 - 1881)
  Horace Alleman (1847 - 1908)*
  Henry Pierce Alleman (1872 - 1949)*
  Anna Margaret Alleman Colburn (1878 - 1926)*
  James Shaw Pierce (1836 - 1909)*
  Matilda J. Pierce Alleman (1848 - 1914)
*Calculated relationship
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bernie A.
Record added: Jun 07, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11122572
Matilda J. Tillie <i>Pierce</i> Alleman
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Matilda J. Tillie <i>Pierce</i> Alleman
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Matilda J. Tillie <i>Pierce</i> Alleman
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Rest in peace, Madam.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Mar. 15, 2017
Dear Tillie, I am reading your book again. I love your concluding paragraphs, so inspiring for those who still love our Union and the blessings God has bestowed on this land. God bless you for your good deeds for those soldiers during that terrible battle...(Read more)
- Sharon
 Added: Mar. 15, 2017
Honoring you on your Birthday.
- Wagon Master
 Added: Mar. 11, 2017
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