In October 1861, Governor Oliver P. Morton surveyed Indiana’s Civil War camps and hospitals. Witnessing widespread negligence and poor medical treatment, he dispatched a letter to Reverend Edward Sorin requesting the immediate help of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, St. Mary’s Academy, Notre Dame. Eighty Sisters, led by Sister Angela Gillespie, set out for Paducah, Kentucky after reportedly first meeting Union General Ulysses S....
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