Clara Barton and the Nurses

Angels of the Battlefield

Women....Angels of the Battlefield

Clarissa Harlowe (Clara) Barton, like many other women was a pioneer American teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and a humanitarian. At a time where few women worked outside the home, Barton made a career on helping others. The angels of the battlefield included all the nurses who helped with the wounded in the Civil War. Barton was the founder of the Red Cross, which helped many.

Civil War

Red Cross

Clara Barton founded the Red Cross in 1881 at the age of 60 and led it for the next 23 years. It became a disaster relief for the first 20. Helping people with money, shelter, and food.