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Nuns of the Battlefield


This Civil War Nurses Memorial in Washington D.C. was raised by Ellen Ryan Jolly and designed by Irish artist Jerome Connor to honor the nuns who looked after soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War. The memorial consists of a granite base and a bas relief atop. Titled "Nuns of the Battlefield", the relief represents 12 nuns arranged in different postures and involved in acts of care.


Monument type:

Bas-relief

Artist:

Jerome Connor

Dedication Date:

9/20/1924

Address:

United States

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the 1900s
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A committee led by Ellen Jolly
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