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Clara Barton, Founder, the American Red Cross
Many people have heard of the Red Cross, but few may know that Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881. I find that it is worthwhile and interesting to view history through the eyes of others. Read up about Clara Barton because there are many lessons you can learn from her life that you can apply to work today. Click through to Clara Barton, Founder, the American Red Cross.
Clara Barton: Civil War Nurse, American Red Cross Founder
Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton (1821-1912), was a pioneer nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She also worked as a teacher, patent clerk, and humanitarian. At a time when relatively few women worked outside the home, Barton built a career helping others. She was never married but had a relationship with John J. Elwell. During the end of the American Civil War, Barton worked at a hospital she made helping the people at the Anderson prison camp where at least 13,000 people died.
Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneer American teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and humanitarian. She is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross.
A form letter from the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office, responding to the search request for Thomas Jefferson Payntar. The letter contains blanks for inserting the date of the request and the missing soldier's name; Barton signed the letters.