GDG- Elizabeth Ann Seton

joanna/leo mayapple at embarqmail.com
Wed Jan 4 09:55:09 CST 2012


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Subject: GDG- Elizabeth Ann Seton
> Thanks for mentioning this Robert as it is directly related to Gettysburg. 
> The Sisters of Charity from Emmitsburg were one of the first groups 
> outside of Gettysburg who came to tend to the sick and wounded right after 
> the battle. They were the largest groups of nuns, over 200, of the 
> approximately 600 that served as nurses and other functions during the 
> Civil War.
 Paula

Allow me to add that their work with the wounded contributed to reducing 
anti-Catholic bigotry.  It was just a few years afteer the Know-Nothings 
flourished.
Leo McGuire 





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