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Nuns of the Battlefield

Civil War Nurses Memorial

 
 
Nuns of the Battlefield Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 3, 2008
1. Nuns of the Battlefield Monument
The sculpture was made by Jerome Connor.
Inscription. (Upper Inscription):
They comforted the dying, Nursed the wounded, carried hope to the imprisoned, gave in His name a drink of water to the thirsty.

(Lower Inscription):
To the memory and in honor of
The Various Orders of Sisters
who gave their services as nurses on battlefields
and in hospitals during the Civil War.

(Rear Inscription):
Erected by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Ancient Order of Hibernians of America, A.D. 1924
by authorities of the Congress of the United States.
 
Erected 1924 by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Ancient Order of Hibernians of America.
 
Location. 38° 54.348′ N, 77° 2.413′ W. Marker is in Northwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue NW and M Street, NW, on the right when traveling east on Rhode Island Avenue NW. Click for map. Opposite St. Matthew's Cathedral. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (within shouting distance of this marker); General Federation of Women’s Clubs (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Close Up of the Bas-Relief Panel and Upper Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 3, 2008
2. Close Up of the Bas-Relief Panel and Upper Inscription
The figures represent the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sisters of Saint Dominic, Sisters of Saint Ursula, Sisters of the Holy Cross, Sisters of the Poor of Saint Francis, Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Sisters of Charity, Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, and Sisters of Divine Providence.
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel (about 500 feet away); The National Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives (about 500 feet away); John Witherspoon (about 600 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nunziato DiPerna (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Northwest.
 
Also see . . .  Civil War Nurses - Nuns of the Battlefield Memorial. (Submitted on August 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lower Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 3, 2008
3. Lower Inscription
Right Side Sculpture Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 3, 2008
4. Right Side Sculpture
The bronze figure represents Patriotism.
Left Side Scuplture Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 3, 2008
5. Left Side Scuplture
The bronze figure represents Peace.
Rear Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 3, 2008
6. Rear Inscription
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,447 times since then and 148 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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