August 14, 1814

Mary O’Connell, famous American Civil War nurse, was born in Limerick on this day in 1814. After immigrating to the U.S. and being educated there, O’Connell became Sister Anthony, SC. On the battlefield, she became known as “the angel of the battlefield.” Aside from caring for soldiers, Sister Anthony was also recognized for her work during the yellow fever scare of 1877.

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