From the Richmond Dispatch, 5/3/1861

Hospital of St. Francis de Sales.

This Hospital is prepared to receive and give the best medical aid and general attention to the sick. It is a fortunate circumstance for the sick and disabled soldier stationed here that such an institution is at hand. There he will receive such nursing as no hospital not under the care of those gentle and devoted women can bestow. Let us than God for the “Sisters of Charity,” whose homes and hospitals, in the midst of wars and tumults, are an ark upon the waters, where the merciful and compassionate spirit of the Gospel, flying from the furious waves of human passions, finds a refuge till the storm be overpast.







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