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Civil War Memoirs of Catholic Sister Nurses Reveal Stories of Charity and Courage

Handwritten memoirs, stories and accounts from Daughters of Charity Civil War nurses were discovered by Sister Betty Ann McNeil, a Vincentian Scholar-in-Residence. McNeil, an‬ archivist, discovered more than 150 accounts from sister nurses who treated soldiers during the Civil War and compiled them into her new book “Balm of Hope: Charity Afire Impels Daughters of Charity to Civil War Nursing.” (Image courtesy of DePaul University Vincentian Studies Institute)

CHICAGO —(ENEWSPF)—October 19, 2015. In the face of adversity and danger during the American Civil War, the Daughters of Charity, a Roman Catholic community of religious women, served . . .

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