New Publications on the Daughters of Charity as Civil War Nurses

Sister Betty Ann McNeil, D.C., provincial archivist for the Daughters of Charity, Emmitsburg, has edited Civil War accounts, records, and correspondence for publication during the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War years.  

The following titles are available from the Seton Heritage Shop of the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg, Maryland. Visit or e-mail or call: 301-447-7122.


Charity Afire—A Civil War Trilogy. Includes first-person accounts by Daughters of Charity Civil War Nurses on battlefields in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

  • Charity Afire. Virginia 1861-1865
  • Charity Afire. Maryland 1862-1865
  • Charity Afire. Pennsylvania 1862-1865

Dear Masters. Daughters of Charity Civil War Nurses, is an annotated edition of the Daughters of Charity Annals of the Civil War just released.

Balm of Hope—Daughters of Charity Civil War Records, an unabridged and fully annotated compilation of the Daughters of Charity Civil War records, anecdotes, and correspondence is in process and will make source documents and historical records available. To be published in 2012.

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Comment by Christine Heydon on May 4, 2015 at 12:11pm

Just finished Dear Masters.   Thank you, dear Sister Betty Ann for keeping history alive.


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