Civil War Nurses
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N 40° 04.964 W 080° 43.559
17T E 523361 N 4436975
The first Catholic nursing sisters in Wheeling.
Waymark Code: WM14YH3
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 09/12/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Civil War Nurses

The first Catholic nursing sisters in Wheeling, Sisters of St. Joseph, arrived in 1853 to operate Wheeling Hospital. During the Civil War, they nursed Union and Confederate soldiers and military prisoners. In 1864, several Sisters received commissions as army nurses after the facility was made a general military hospital. Later, a few of them received military pensions.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: Civil War Nurses

Marker Location: RT 2

County or Independent City: Wheeling

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2019

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