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Balm of hope : charity afire impels Daughters of Charity to Civil War nursing

Author: Betty Ann McNeil; Mary Denis Maher; Janet Leigh Bucklew; DePaul University. Vincentian Studies Institute,
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : DePaul University Vincentian Studies Institute, ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Stories from Daughters of Charity who served in the Civil War as nurses are compiled and shared .... Sister McNeil's discovery of 500 pages of handwritten memoirs by Daughters of Charity Civil War nurses led her into a multi-year project to transcribe, annotate, index and publish Balm of Hope. This compendium includes: 1. Notes of the Sisters' services in military hospitals 2. Civil War recollections and accounts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Ann McNeil; Mary Denis Maher; Janet Leigh Bucklew; DePaul University. Vincentian Studies Institute,
ISBN: 9781936696086 1936696088
OCLC Number: 922894915
Description: lxiv, 558 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: edited by Betty Ann McNeil, D.C. ; forward by Mary Denis Maher, C.S.A. ; introduction by Janet Leigh Bucklew.

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"Stories from Daughters of Charity who served in the Civil War as nurses are compiled and shared .... Sister McNeil's discovery of 500 pages of handwritten memoirs by Daughters of Charity Civil War nurses led her into a multi-year project to transcribe, annotate, index and publish Balm of Hope. This compendium includes: 1. Notes of the Sisters' services in military hospitals 2. Civil War recollections and accounts 3. Correspondence The text invites readers to listen to courageous women reminisce in their own words about nursing amid the ravages of war." --

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