Midnight on the Battle Field

Historical Images of Philadelphia Americana
Midnight on the Battle Field

Item Info

Item No: pdca00054
Title: Midnight on the Battle Field
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Engraving published by A. D. Worthington & Co., Hartford, CT, showing a famous Civil War nurse, Mary Ann Bickerdyke, attending to a dying soldier on a battlefield at night. Other dead or dying soldiers are scattered around her. A lantern highlights the nurse and the soldier. A fallen horse lies nearby.

Below the caption is a quote:

"It was Mother Bickerdyke, with a lantern, still groping among the dead. Stooping down, and turning their cold faces towards her, she scrutinized them searchingly, uneasy lest some might be left to die uncared for. She could not rest while she thought any were overlooked who were yet living."


HMI Civil War 1

Creation Year: ca. 1887
Creator Name: Cade, J. J., active 1890-1900 - Engraver