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Though the current St. James Lutheran Church was built after a fire in 1969, the original structure dates from 1847. Jennie Wade, the only civilian to lose her life in the battle of Gettysburg, attended church here. A plaque located on the building mentions Jennie’s attendance and that she celebrated her Lutheran confirmation here in April 1862. It also states that a temporary field hospital was set up in this place after the battle.
3RD SGT. SAMUEL B. NICKERSON
Co. B, 1ST Minnesota Infantry
Born about 1831 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 32
3RD Sgt. Nickerson enlisted in April 1861, and was married with at least one child. He died in battle after suffering a wound to the head.
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