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The Battle of Gettysburg 150th Anniversary: A Tribute to the Daughters of Charity

By , July 1st, 2013


On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, we remember with appreciation our previous client, The Daughters of Charity and their extraordinary service to our country during the American Civil War. We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with the Daughters of Charity, located in Emmitsburg, Pennsylvania and founded by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton to commemorate their Bicentennial several years ago.  The sisters’ courage in helping the wounded on both sides throughout the Civil War, including the Battle of nearby Gettysburg, is a powerful, inspiring story indeed.

Many of the Daughters of Charity assisted nurses in the makeshift hospitals following the Battle of Gettysburg. An exhibit of written memories of the sisters goes on display in Gettysburg June 29-July 6, accompanied by a series of talked entitled “Our Buildings and Very Earth Trembled.”  The Battle of Gettysburg recalls just one of so many events in history that were blessed by the sisters’ talents, self-sacrifice and faith, and we salute the Daughters of Charity’s mission on this milestone occasion.

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