GDG- Elizabeth Ann Seton
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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.
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
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