Virginia didn't live in the house where she was killed. She had come to her sister's house with her two younger brothers at her mother's request, believing they would be safer there than at home. Her sister, Georgia, had recently delivered a baby and Jennie's assistance was also appreciated. However, a skirmish developed near the house and they were caught in the crossfire. The boys hid beneath the bed in the living room, which had been placed there for Georgia's sake before the birth of her child.
Bullet holes can be seen not only in the front door, and the second door which Virginia positioned herself behind as a shield, but also in the bedframe and mantle. It must have been a terrifying time for the family.
Jennie's mother refused to leave her body, and the soldiers were compelled to wrap her bleeding form in quilts from the bed and carry her to the cellar. There is currently a mannequin shrouded in quilts in the cellar to represent Jennie's body, along with a painting depicting that tragic scene.
Additionally, Wesley Culp was the cousin of one of the farmer's whose land saw some of the fiercest fighting, and he was killed on the very hill where he once roamed as a child. He was buried in a shallow, unmarked grave, like so many others.