History is full of interesting and unique stories, and many historians find the civil war a particular time of interest. Throughout history, many acts of bravery from amazing women have been buried. While many are familiar with the famous pictures of soldiers landing on the shores of Normandy during World War II, very few are familiar with the photos of groups of women arriving to provide support and medical attention. Sisters from the Catholic Church are often behind the selfless acts that truly drive our species forward in times of peril, but they do not receive the attention they deserve. Civil War Truce draws readers into the past with the story of a Kentucky orphan turned Sister who served injured and ill civil war soldiers so valiantly that her own life ended up forfeit.
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