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A Civil War widow joins the Sisters of Providence

By Connie McCammon | February 27, 2009 |

With the death of her husband, Major John Patrick Dufficy, on June 20, 1864, Minerva Dufficy became a widow. By an act approved by Congress on July 14, 1862, she…

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When the country was torn apart by the Civil War (1861-1865), Sisters of Providence answered a call to duty by Indiana governor Oliver P. Morton to run the City Hospital in Indianapolis. Led by hospital directress Sister Athanasius Fogarty, the sisters cared for ill and injured soldiers.

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