Antique engraving entitled: LEAVING THE HOSPITAL TENTS FOR THE BATTLEFIELD ~ from Frank Moore's 1866 book Women of the War - engraved by George E. Perine & Co., New York. Print measures approximately 5.3/4” x 8.5/8” (image 4 1/4" x 6 1/8" ) and features a young woman on horseback, carrying a flag and charging off to the battle field, with hospital tents in the background. Many women took on a more active role by becoming nurses in the army. A few women became well known for their efforts, but many others remained anonymous. This a rare image of a Civil War nurse in action. It is in very good condition with minor foxing in the left margin. Bottom binding edge untrimmed.
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