by Matt from Wichita
|Clara Barton |
Civil War heroine Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in North
Oxford, Massachusetts. Before becoming a field nurse in the Civil War,
Clara had been a teacher for a short while before she learned about
working for the government while working in the patent office. A few
years passed and as the Civil War has brewed up, and Clara wanted some
way of aiding in the war. At first she only had the duty of getting
people to donate supplies but soon she got permission to serve on the
battlefield as a nurse. She was said by many soldiers to be like an
"angel" when she came to their aid. Clara was nicknamed by newspapers as
the "angel on the battlefield". She was fearless when it to came to
helping men and left
no man behind. After the war ended, Barton helped find over 22,000
missing soldiers. Clara then took a vacation to Europe where she learned
about the Red Cross and came back to form the American National Red
Cross Association. Clara Barton died on April 13, 1912 at the age of 90.
She was known for her brave heroics on the battlefield and the caring
of people off the battlefield that made her a national hero and icon.
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