Located at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue, Connecticut Avenue, and M Street in Washington D.C., there is a unique Civil War monument dedicated to the hundreds of Catholic nuns who volunteered as nurses during the conflict. The monument was approved by the United States Congress in 1919 (though paid for privately) and dedicated 1924.
Here are some photos of the monument:
The bas relief sculpture on the front of the monument depicts and honors 12 different orders of Catholic Sisters.
Always check the back of the monuments. Here’s this one:
The figure on the left side of the monument is a female warrior army in armor and holding a shield. She is supposed to represent war and women’s role in the combat.
The figure on the right side of the monument is a religiously veiled female angel, representing peace.