"O, it was beyond description"
— Gettysburg Campaign —Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton founded the Roman Catholic community of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's here in 1809 (after 1850, called Daughters of Charity). The sisters played a prominent role during the Civil War as nurses and human service workers, providing compassion in an otherwise violent and painful epoch. They continued Mother Seton's ministry of charity, bringing solace and healing to the wounded of both armies, sometimes at their own peril.
|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 2:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 300453 N 4396928|
|Decimal Degrees||39.69890000, -77.32740000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 41.934', W 77° 19.644'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 41' 56.04" N, 77° 19' 38.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 333 S Seton Ave, Emmitsburg MD 21727, US|
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