Woman sleeping reclined on day bed legs facing left; glowing fireplace left in image. Soldier with raised flag leading others in upper center. Poem to left and right of title
The notion of a soldier as a hero and a savior of the nation is reinforced in this image, a companion print to The Soldier’s Dream of Home. The scene depicts a loyal soldier’s wife dreaming of her brave husband gallantly leading his fellow patriots into battle. He carries the American flag, a symbol of the Union, emphasizing the patriotic character of the print.