Angels of the Battlefield

Clara Barton

Facts About Clara Barton

  • Founder of the American Red Cross, witch formed on May 21, 1881 and purpose to have a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance.
  • At a young age Clara was familure of a war enviroment, due to her fathers story's of when he served in the revolutionary war.
  • In 1862 the U.S surgean general permitted her to travel to the front line.
  • She later set up a bureau of recards in washington and traced 20,000 name of lost loved one who had died in battle.
  • In 1868 her voice failed, and she could no longer lecture people on her experiences of the war.
  • Clara was a school teacher for 12 years in Canada and West Georgia.
  • Could have been the first women to hold a job in the government.
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Clara Barton

Born in 1821.

Died at the age of 90, in 1912

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Clara Barton nusing a wounded soldier back to health.
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Clara Barton on a postage stamp.
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Clara Barton comforting a dieing soldier.
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Picture of the nureses in the 1860's.
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