Gettysburg Unsung Heroes: Jennie Wade and Elizabeth Thorn

Talk With History: Discover Your History Road Trip

Apr 1 2024 • 24 mins

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In this episode of 'Talk with History', hosts Scott and Jenn explore the critical yet often overlooked roles women played during the Battle of Gettysburg and the broader Civil War. Focusing on exceptional individuals such as Elizabeth Thorn and Jenny Wade, the hosts delve into stories of courage and determination where women, beyond being caretakers, acted as soldiers, spies, and more.

Elizabeth Thorn, highlighted for her bravery in burying over a hundred soldiers while six months pregnant, and Jenny Wade, known as the only civilian casualty of the battle, are showcased for their extraordinary contributions. This podcast episode recounts their sacrifices and sheds light on the countless other women whose resilience and contributions have shaped historical narratives.

🚕 Google Map to Jennie Wade house

🎥 Jennie Wade video

🚕 Google Map to Evergreen Cemetery

🎥 Elizabeth Thorn video

0:00 Women of Gettysburg

00:20 Introduction

01:39 Journey to Gettysburg: The Unsung Heroines

03:01 Elizabeth Thorne: The Caretaker's Courage

13:32 Jenny Wade: The Tragic Tale of a Civilian

20:50 Women Warriors: Hidden Soldiers of Gettysburg

23:28 Reflecting on the Bravery of Women in the Civil War

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