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.
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A committee led by Ellen Jolly
Read below for one of our contributor’s reflections on this monument