Camp Meade Letter

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ID/Title: Camp Meade Letter

Date: October 1918

Creator: Sister Mary Celestine Doyle

Description: A letter from Sister Mary Celestine Doyle to Sister Mary Kevin McMahon, describing her experience being stationed at Camp Meade, a training camp for soldiers preparing to enter the fighting in Europe during WWI. Her letter details the Sisters’ responding to the Knights of Columbus call for nurses, as thousands of soldiers caught the Spanish Influenza in camp. Multiple orders of American women religious communities served at Camp Meade with the Sisters of Mercy. Sister M Celestine describes being in charge of overseeing as many as 120 patients in a single night.

Source: Baltimore Regional Community Collection

Additional Information: © Mercy Heritage Center, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

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