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Feb
20
by JPK Huson 1863 at 7:41 AM
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Harpers certainly noted our women at work during the war. This double page spread featured the Sisters of Charity, by name. How lovely.

" Of all the forms of charity and benevolence seen in the crowded wards of the hospitals, those of some Catholic Sisters were among the most efficient, more lovely than anything I had ever seen...
Feb
18
by John Hartwell at 9:43 AM
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photo posted by @lelliott19 in next post

A little story from Autobiography, Sketch of the Life and labors of Miss Catherine S. Lawrence (1896). She had become an army nurse at the beginning of the war, and by 1863, she had served in a number of hospitals around Washington.

One Sunday morning a night nurse came into my ward in...
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