“Sister Lauretta Maher, superior of LaSalette Academy in Covington, Kentucky for more than 30 years, and the only surviving Civil War nurse died Sunday at 1:30 p.m. [Oct. 1933] at the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity, Nazareth, Ky. . .
While still a novice, at the outbreak of the Civil War, Sister Lauretta was sent as a nurse to the Military Hospital at Louisville, Kentucky.
When the monument to the nuns for the battlefield was erected some years ago in Washington Gen. R. B. Brown wrote of Sister Lauretta as follows:
‘I was a boy in 1861-62 sick unto death at Planter’s Hospital, Louisville. But for the unceasing zeal of the Sisters of Charity the issue of the illness might have been different. I do not admit that I owe my life to human ministrations, but if I do I owe it to a sweet-faced Sister of Charity whose name I do not know, and from whence she came I only learned during the campaign of 1912 – a sister from the Mother House of Nazareth, KY . . .’” Covington, KY Daily, October 1933
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