Mary Virginia Wade (Ginnie or Jenny to her friends) was 20 years old in 1863. She was killed by a sharpshooter's bullet, struck in the back while baking bread for the soldiers during the battle. She was wrapped in a blanket and buried in the garden with the bread dough still on her hands. (Her body was later moved two more times.)
Cost Of Living — 1962. I was a sophomore in high school. Mama and Daddy always talked about the high cost of things. I didn't care. Now (2014) I see these numbers and am overwhelmed at how prices have increased.
Times Machine is a wonderful database of New York Times articles that allows students to access exact digital copies of the famous newspaper dating back to 1851. With articles about everything from the sinking of the Titanic to death of President Lincoln, this is a valuable resource that can be used as source documents in history class or for many other classroom uses.
After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.
Royal Families: Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry. Volume Two by Marston Watson. Reverend Francis Marbury and Five Generations of the Descendants Through Anne (Marbury) Hutchinson and Katherine (Marbury) Scott.
Explore the map at http://zoom.it/kL2r Copy of official plan of Gettysburg. Pennsylvania, fought 1st, 2nd, 3rd July 1863. Map drawn by Robert Knox Sneden (1832-1918). Map attempts to show the locations of various units during each day of the battle. All major landmarks are indicated.