Artifact, Bronze Medal


Title: Grand Army of the Republic Medal
Date: 21 May 1910
Creator: Grand Army of the Republic
Description: This medal was presented to Sister Mary Anastasia Quinn, the last living sister-nurse to work at Douglas Military Hospital during the Civil War. She was awarded it by the Grand Army of the Republic in recognition of her “self-sacrificing…priceless services, rendered under the most trying circumstances…aiding the sick and wounded, to soothe the last hours of many a dying comrade…”
Source: © Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mercy Heritage Center, Baltimore Collection
Additional Information: bronze