Civil War Nurses
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 40° 04.964 W 080° 43.559
17T E 523361 N 4436975
Quick Description: The first Catholic nursing sisters in Wheeling.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2021 6:30:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM14YH3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
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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