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

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: GettysBern) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Pierce (1806 - 1896)
  Margaret A McCurdy Pierce (1810 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Horace Alleman (1847 - 1908)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Pierce Alleman (1872 - 1949)*
  Anna Margaret Alleman Colburn (1878 - 1926)*
 
 Sibling:
  James Shaw Pierce (1836 - 1909)*
  Matilda J. Pierce Alleman (1848 - 1914)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
Selinsgrove
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: GettysBern
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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- Dawn Law
 Added: Aug. 5, 2017

- tbickellb
 Added: Aug. 4, 2017
God bless you Tillie, you certainly did God's work in the midst of terrible carnage and suffering.
- cmc67
 Added: Jul. 2, 2017
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