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The medal's obverse design depicts a portrait image of an unidentified woman serving as a Civil War nurse. In the medal's background, several scenes are depicted where women are shown caring for soldiers wounded in battle. On the reverse, Confederate and United States flags are pictured intersecting at the top of the medal. Several rifles appear behind the flags, and the image of an eagle is placed at the center of the intersection. At the medal's bottom, a decorative border lines the edge.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/8 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
obverse: WOMEN AT WAR reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Both on the battlefield-as nurses / and even spies-and in support / services-in industry, government / and education-women / performed valuable / services.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women
coins & medals
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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