This is the only known photo of Mary Virginia Wade, known locally as Jennie, taken in 1861 when she was 18. She is to the right. The woman in the center is Maria Comfort, 48 (Georgia's friend who lived on Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) and to the left of her is Georgia Wade, 20. Jennie Wade was the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. Discover more history @ www.thehistorygirl.com

This is the only known photo of Mary Virginia Wade, known locally as Jennie, taken in 1861 when she was 18. She is to the right. The woman in the center is Maria Comfort, 48 (Georgia's friend who lived on Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) and to the left of her is Georgia Wade, 20. Jennie Wade was the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. Discover more history @ www.thehistorygirl.com

Major upset as Jo Konta becomes 1st British woman to reach a Wimbledon singles semi-final since Virginia Wade in 1978, after Simona Halep lost in 3 sets. pic via Wimbledon.

Major upset as Jo Konta becomes 1st British woman to reach a Wimbledon singles semi-final since Virginia Wade in 1978, after Simona Halep lost in 3 sets. pic via Wimbledon.

Johanna Konta beat Romanian second seed Simona Halep in a thrilling match to become Britain's first women's Wimbledon semi-finalist since 1978.  Sixth seed Konta, 26, fought back to win 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 and match Virginia Wade's feat of 39 years ago.

Johanna Konta becomes first British woman in Wimbledon semi-finals for 39 years

Johanna Konta beat Romanian second seed Simona Halep in a thrilling match to become Britain's first women's Wimbledon semi-finalist since 1978. Sixth seed Konta, 26, fought back to win 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 and match Virginia Wade's feat of 39 years ago.

Virginia Wade OBE looks on as Garbiñe Muguruza and Svetlana Kuznetsova battle it out for a place in the semi-finals of Wimbledon

Virginia Wade OBE looks on as Garbiñe Muguruza and Svetlana Kuznetsova battle it out for a place in the semi-finals of Wimbledon

Great ladies from the 70's: Virginia Wade, Evonne Goolagong, Rosie Casals and Billie Jean King

Great ladies from the 70's: Virginia Wade, Evonne Goolagong, Rosie Casals and Billie Jean King

Francoise Durr of France, Virginia Wade of Great Britain, Billie Jean King of the USA and Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships held at the All England Club in London, England during July 1979. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images).

Francoise Durr of France, Virginia Wade of Great Britain, Billie Jean King of the USA and Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships held at the All England Club in London, England during July 1979. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images).

Former Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade backs Johanna Konta to reach 2017 final

Former Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade backs Johanna Konta to reach 2017 final

Virginia Wade, who won the women's title in 1977, believes Konta can end a 40-year wait...

Johanna Konta first British woman to make Wimbledon semi in 39 years

Virginia Wade, who won the women's title in 1977, believes Konta can end a 40-year wait...

‘You dream of these moments as a little girl’ Johanna Konta will aim to become Britain’s first Wimbledon women’s semi-finalist since Virginia Wade in 1978 when she faces Simona Halep on Tuesday. Konta’s quarter-final against Romanian second seed Halep, who will...

‘You dream of these moments as a little girl’ Johanna Konta will aim to become Britain’s first Wimbledon women’s semi-finalist since Virginia Wade in 1978 when she faces Simona Halep on Tuesday. Konta’s quarter-final against Romanian second seed Halep, who will...

Virginia Wade, centre, tries out a Tinling dress for size

Footage reveals racy tennis dresses once worn at Wimbledon

Virginia Wade, centre, tries out a Tinling dress for size

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