Angel of the Battlefeild
When Clara was young she loved to learn. Her family would teach her many things because they all appreciate education. She grew up to be a school teacher just as most of her family had.
When the Civil War started Clara was ready to help. She gathered supplies to donate to the war but she felt it was not enough. Very soon Clara was out caring for soldiers and putting others life before hers.
After Clara visited Europe and found out about their Red Cross she wanted one for America. In 1881 Clara had founded the American Red Cross.
"I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them". ~Clara Barton
Fun Facts of Clara Barton
Clara likes cats. A painting of her cat Tommy hangs in her dining room. During the Civil War, someone sent her a kitten, with a bow around its neck, in appreciation for her work during the Battle of Antietam.
Her favorite color was red.
Clara Barton was a vegetarian.