Lest We Forget: The Civil War Service of the Sisters of Providence
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Less than a month after the April 12, 1861, attack on Fort Sumter, SC, then Governor Oliver Perry Morton of Indiana requested that the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN., provide assistance in the administration of City Hospital in Indianapolis. The hospital, which had been turned over to the federal government for the care of soldiers, soon became known as Military Hospital. The Sisters of Providence, who were well-suited for this task, provided all the necessary management and nursing support. They became known as "Angels of Mercy" to Union and Confederate soldiers alike.
Connie McCammon will present "Lest We Forget: The Civil War Service of the Sisters of Providence." She will share the story of Mother Mary Cecilia Bailly and the courageous sisters who answered a call to service during a turbulent time in our nation's history.
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