Civil War Women’s Monument

The Women’s Monument.

Elizabeth Thorn Civil War Womens Monument   Gettysburg October 2014

Dedicated: November 16, 2002.

Location: Located in Evergreen Cemetery, near the Baltimore Pike and East Cemetery Hill.

Description: Seven-foot bronze sculpture located 50 feet southwest of the historic cemetery gatehouse in Evergreen Cemetery. Honors Elizabeth Thorn, (1832-1907), a civilian. Thorn was an immigrant from Germany. At the time of the battle she was serving as the caretaker of Evergreen Cemetery because her husband Peter was off serving in the 138th Pennsylvania Infantry. Her parents and two sons under the age of six were living with her in the Cemetery gatehouse at the time of the battle. Despite being six-months pregnant, she helped to bury over ninety Union soldiers killed at Gettysburg.