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Johnston Hastings "Jack" Skelly was a Union soldier—a corporal in the 87th Pennsylvania—who died as a result of injuries in the Second Battle of Winchester. He was the friend, and possibly fiancé, of the only civilian to die in the Battle of Gettysburg, Ginnie Wade.[1] He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, near Ginnie Wade's grave.

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  1. Petruzzi, pp. 220-21, 223. Kelly and Wade were childhood friends and some historians have speculated that they were engaged to be married. Only one letter between the two survived the war, and it had no romantic content.


  • Petruzzi, J. David, and Steven Stanley, The Complete Gettysburg Guide, Savas Beatie, 2009, ISBN 978-1-932714-63-0.

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