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CWRT offers living history

Raylene Hlavaty of Jeromesville will present Jennie Wade on Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Library for the Wayne County Civil War Roundtable's first meeting of the new year. All are welcome.

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Raylene Hlavaty of Jeromesville will present Jennie Wade on Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Library.
 
Wade was the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. She sacrificed her life for the union without ever putting on a uniform. She steadfastly kept to her baking to provide bread for hungry soldiers in the midst of bullets and cannon shells when she found herself on the dividing line between union and confederate forces in July 1863. As she was mixing more dough for biscuits, a stray bullet came through the outer door and pierced her heart.
 
Hlavaty graduated from Triway in 1988 and Ohio State in 1992 with a B.A. in English. She became interested in history after college when she viewed a video of David Barton recounting the story of the bullet holes left in George Washington's coat after the Battle of Monongahela in the French and Indian War.
 
Hlavaty presents several different historical characters. She is married to Mike Hlavaty and is a retired homeschool mom. Learn more at www.timelessvoicesohio.com.
 
The Wooster branch of the Wayne County Library is located at 220 W. Liberty St.
 

Published: January 9, 2018
New Article ID: 2018180109986