Daughters of Charity: Courageous and Compassionate Civil War Nurses

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This article draws on the rich tapestry of charity woven by first-hand accounts, recollections, and correspondence contained in this unpublished source document. As much as possible, the sisters’ own voices convey their mission and ministry, joys, struggles, and sorrows. Herein heart-wrenching stories reveal their compassion for war casualties and human endurance: a tribute to the labors of more than 300 Daughter of Charity nurses during the Civil War.