Caroline Close Stuart Commemorative Coin, Pewter Limited First Edition

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Caroline Close Stuart Commemorative Coin, From the 'Great Women Of The American Revolution' Collection, Fine Pewter, Limited First Edition.

 

During the difficult days of the furious 'Battle of Guilford Courthouse', Caroline Stuart was one of two women credited for their outstanding display of leadership. Ann Jessup was the other. Born before 1690, Caroline was well-known in her community as a Herbalist and a healer. At barely five feet tall, she chose to risk her life riding onto the battlefield, carrying bandages, clean shirts, lint, and her bundles of herbs, to gladly help wounded soldiers with her skills, for the freedom of America, over staying at a church where women including herself were usually called to pray. She was a sympathetic and compassionate person, and her calming, experienced demeanour was just as welcome to the soldiers as her homemade remedies of poultices, and herbal drinks. She was also known to have a spunky attitude for prior to the war, she defiantly refused to pay the "exorbitant" taxes the British were imposing on them. Caroline continued her work with the sick and injured until she turned 100. As the honoured matriarch of her Stuart clan, she died at the ripe old age of 103, leaving behind a legacy of healing and caring for others.

Item Code - MEMSOU1E10653LGA

Coin Alone - Width: 1 3/4"  Height: 1 3/4" 

Within Packaging - Width: 7 1/8"  Height: 3 3/4"  Weight: 54 g


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