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Exhibit: Charity Afire

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Ongoing

The Daughters and Sisters of Charity played a prominent role during the Civil War as nurses and aid workers, providing compassion in an otherwise violent and painful epoch. Some worked in the cities where they were missioned, while others traveled from battlefield to battlefield, North and South. They continued Mother Seton’s ministry of charity, bringing solace and healing to the wounded of both armies, sometimes at their own peril.

Learn about how the Sisters served on the battlefields and in the hospitals during the Civil War. See life-like mannequins depicting scenes of the soldiers and Sisters during the war. Read personal accounts of the Sisters who served, view a large-scale map showing where the Sisters served, view panoramic images of the Sisters during the War, and see bullet fragments found on the battlefields and other artifacts.