The Legend of Jennie Wade Lives On!
Several of our customers have seen Jennie’s magic go to work in their own lives – could you be next?
July 2013 – The Magic of Jennie
It was the spring of 2013 and I had ended my three-year relationship with my fiancé. We were to be married July 20, 2013 in Pennsylvania. The wedding was partially paid for – the venue reserved, gown and flowers bought. I had also planned our honeymoon in Gettysburg. A romantic stay at the Farnsworth House, battlefield walks, candlelit dinners, and cocktails for dessert. Instead of taking the loss on the honeymoon like I did on the wedding, I decided to take my 3 children along and turn the honeymoon into a family vacation.
Our stay was from July 22-27, 2013. My 38th birthday was July 23, 2013, and that day we decided to visit the Jennie Wade house and take a battlefield bus tour. After our bus tour we went to the gift shop, bought our tickets, and anxiously waited for the Jennie Wade tour guide. Our guide was very informative and captured the era in her Civil War fashions. she told us stories passed down through generations about Jennie Wade and the battle that took place around her home. I knew of the marriage legend and decided to stick my finger in the bullet hole; after all, what were my chances of getting married? I was on already on my vacation instead of my honeymoon. I first stuck my right ring finger through the lower bullet hole on the door, but the guide corrected me that if the legend was to work, I needed to place my left ring finger through the bullet hole. I did with a smile and giggled. We enjoyed the rest of the tour and our vacation.
By mid-August 2013, I had begun emailing a man online. We liked each other and started to text on our cell phones back and forth, getting to know each other. By September 1, 2013 we decided to meet in person. He was from New Jersey and I lived in Pennsylvania, so we met half way in New Hope, Pennsylvania. I arrived minutes before he did and as I watched him pull in and park his car, I got butterflies. We exited our vehicles and looked into each other’s eyes – his smile was bright and kind, his eyes like home. We hugged each other and kissed immediately. I knew at that moment I had found the man that my heart had been searching for; 20 days later, September 20, 2013, we married in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
I believe in the magic in the legend of Jennie Wade. I will share our romantic magical love story every time someone asks my husband and I “how did you meet?”
October 2012 – The Legend of the Lucky Bullethole
Just last weekend, on Saturday afternoon, September 1, 2012, my boyfriend and twelve-year-old daughter took the tour through the Jennie Wade house. When the tour guide was talking in the kitchen of the house, my boyfriend pointed out the small sign above the bullet hole in the door saying if you put your ring finger through the hole, you will be engaged within the year. My twelve-year-old daughter Anna and I both put our ring finger through the hole for fun. The tour guide even joked with us about it.
I just wanted you to know that the very next morning, my boyfriend proposed! We are planning a Fall 2013 wedding. It is fun to tell the story of the Jennie Wade House tour when we are telling people about our engagement.
Congratulations, Carol and Steve! From all of us here (including Jennie), we wish you blissful nuptials!
July 2011 – Jennie Wade’s Romantic Promise
I visited the Jennie Wade House in July 2011. Being a single mother of two with no romantic interests, I decided to stick my ring finger in the door’s bullet hole. Less than two months later, I met a wonderful man. He was interested in both my children and me, and things started looking up. Just two months later, he proposed to me, with the blessing of my family. We were married on February 11, 2012.
I never thought this would happen for me. My daughter regularly reminds me of how I had placed my finger in the bullet hole. I know I have someone to thank to helping me find my amazing husband, and that’s Jennie.
Dana, we wish you all the best, and we know Jennie does, too! Single ladies, why not come to the Jennie Wade House and give it a try…Dana isn’t the first to receive a little help from Jennie!
October 2011 – Another Gettysburg Engagement, Thanks to Jennie!
A few friends, my boyfriend, and myself stayed in Gettysburg the weekend of October 28th-30th. Excited for the Halloween festivities, we were in for quite a twist when snow began to fall! I already knew about the “legend” of the hole in the door at the house where Jennie Wade died. Since all of Gettysburg inevitably shut down due to the snow, I joked to my friends that all I wanted to do if nothing else was stick my little ring finger in that door. On Friday night there I was and boy, my finger fit perfectly! Little did I know that three days later I would have a ring on that finger! I am a firm believer in that legend and wanted to pass it on. We were engaged on October 31, 2011.
Erika Hartig & Robert Kishler
Even More Testimonials – Compliments from Wonderful Customers!
At Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours, we love hearing when our customers enjoy their experience. We’ve compiled some of our favorite well-wishes and words of encouragement from satisfied customers for your enjoyment!
January 30, 2013
It was easy to plan and execute our tour of 130 Cosmopolitan Members for the lunch, Battlefield Bus Tour, and Gettysburg National Military Park Film, Museum and Cyclorama exhibit. It was one call to Gettysburg Group Reservations and the rest was taken care of. It was worry free and easy. We will certainly contact Gettysburg Group Reservations again.
– Kevin H., Overland Park, KS
January 30, 2013
Just a brief note to thank Gettysburg Group Reservations again and to let you know how perfect my family’s Gettysburg Battlefield tour experience turned out to be. The buses were clean and comfortable and the drivers congenial. The licensed battlefield guides lead outstanding tours focused on our Civil War ancestors. Gettysburg Group Reservations arranged our tour in such a way that was absolutely perfect and easily the pinnacle of our reunion weekend of 70 cousins in Gettysburg.
– Berit S.O., Flemington, NJ
November 23, 2012
Gettysburg Group Reservations is a delight to work with. Thank you again for everything.
– Chris, Elizabethtown, PA
November 23, 2012
Thank You to Gettysburg Group Reservations for your help in finding us “A Union Soldier”. The presentation was a huge success. I would use him every chance I got. Everyone was so interested in him. You could have heard a pin drop in the room. It was a great close to a wonderful day of history.
– Sherrill L., Elizabethtown, PA
January 30, 2013
Thanks to Gettysburg Group Reservations for all the work you did to help make our reunion a ‘smashing’ success! Everyone enjoyed all the meals and had a great battlefield tour on the bus. We all commented on how smoothly things ran and thank you again for all your assistance.
– Sara K., Moon Township, PA
January 30, 2013
Thanks to Gettysburg Group Reservations for all your help with our client appreciation event. Everything went very smoothly and everyone enjoyed themselves.
– D. Barrows, Chambersburg, PA