Mary O’Connell/Sister Anthony “Angel of the Battlefield”Born in Limerick 1814

#OnThisDay 1814 Mary O’Connell/Sister Anthony, AKA the ‘Angel of the Battlefield’ was born in Limerick. Sister Anthony invented battlefield triage during the American Civil War which saved countless lives during the conflict. Her methods are still used today.

SIster Anthony
emailed handout for LOCAL_FORUM – SAVED MARCH 10, 2010: PHOTO CREDIT: PROVIDED PHOTO/MOUNT ST. JOSEPH This is Sister Anthony O’Connell, a nun of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati who organized a corps of nuns to serve as battlefield nurses during the Civil War. provided photo/Mount St. Joseph THIS IS FOR THE APRIL 10 CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL PACKAGE.

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