Entire medal is made up of two bronze pieces held together by a silk red, white, and blue ribbon. The top bronze piece has a pin on the back and front has scroll work top and bottom edges with "CFL" monogrammed at the center. Cross shaped lavaliere hangs from a ring attached to ribbon. Center medallion has decoration of a tableau of military men, democratic symbols and a woman and child with a starred border. The arms of the cross are inscribed with the words: "Relief, Corps, 1883, Woman's" (Going clockwise from top).