Alice in Civil War Land in Gettysburg Orphanage
by 12 year old writer
During the Civil War many men died leaving wives to take care of the children. Usually wives could not support a family so the children became orphans.
One day after a battle they were taking pictures of the poor conditions of how hard this war was on America when one of the photogrophers noticed a dead man holding a picture of three children, two boys and one girl. This picture touched the photogropher emotionally and decided to start having charity events for the children the dead fathers were leaving behind. They stated having charity balls and dances and fun events to help raise money for orphans. Well they wanted to help the three kids in the picture because they were the inspiration for it all. They put it in all the newspapers until a lady from New York called and said it was her children. The charity gave her money to help all of the orphans. So she started this Orphanage in Gettysburg. This woman was not Rosa Carmichael. She also brought her own children, two boys and her daughter named Alice. Alice loved Gettysburg but most of all she loved this one stone wall that she would run across often. Well she grew up and her mom sold the orphanage to Miss Rosa Carmichael (find out more about Rosa Carmichael in Gettysburg Orphanage.) Alice began to grow old and on her 50th birthday she came back to Gettysburg to run over the stone wall for what she thought was the last time. Today people say if you sit by the wall you'll feel Alice rub up against you as she's running across the stone wall.