Angles of the Battlefield

Clara Barton

The Nurses in Battle

  • Thousands of women volunteered in the Civil War as nurses.
  • Clara Barton and Dorethea Dix organized a nursing corporation to help care for the wounded
  • Clara helped the wounded on both sides of the war.
  • The nurses would get supplies for the soldiers, such as socks an bandages.

About Clara

Clara was a well educated women. She started teaching at a school in New Jersey when she was 15. When a male was hired to take her place she quit before they could fire her. Then after a year of unemployment she went into the government. There she realized her dream to aid soldiers in war.

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