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 Matilda J. “Tillie” <I>Pierce</I> Alleman

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Matilda J. “Tillie” Pierce Alleman

  • Original Name Pierce
  • Birth 11 Mar 1848 Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 15 Mar 1914 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 11122572

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: GettysBern
  • Added: 7 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11122572
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Matilda J. “Tillie” Pierce Alleman (11 Mar 1848–15 Mar 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11122572, citing Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .