As of July 4, we are in Day 6 of “Our buildings and very earth trembled”. We will post more images and text from the “voices” presented over all 8 days once the exhibit closes. Below are images from the first two days. Thank you to all who have attended the exhibit!
St. Joseph’s Academy Emmitsburg, 1873 – oil on canvas by Ludwig Enke. This is the property where the soldiers would have camped. It is now part of the National Fire Academy property, just south of our current building.
In the foreground – A chaplet (rosary), two miraculous medals, a green scapular, and a prayer book from the Daughters of Charity.
Left: Letter from parent of St. Joseph’s Academy student from the South asking the Sisters to keep his daughter safe. Right: St. Joseph’s Academy in 1846
Sisters cash book, showing the period of late June and early July 1863.
Patient ledger from St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, one of many hospitals where Daughters of Charity served during the Civil War.
Center: reproduction newspaper with stories about the war. Left: Photo of George Armstrong Custer.