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Barton, Clarissa Harlow (Clara)

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Born: 1821 AD
Died: 1912 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Humanitarian, Nurses, Poets

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1821 - Born on the 25th of December in Oxford, Massachusetts.

 

1861-1861 - Established an agency to obtain and distribute supplies to wounded soldiers.

 

1862 - Obtained permission to travel behind the lines, eventually reaching some of the grimmest battlefields of war.

 

1864 - Appointed by Union General Benjamin Butler "lady in charge" of the hospitals at the front of the Army of the James.

 

1870 - Became involved with the International Red Cross and its humanitarian work during the war between France and Prussia.

 

1881-1904 - She is the founder and 1st president of American Red Cross.

 

1898 - Went to Cuba with a cargo of supplies in 1898 and spent six weeks on the scene of the Galveston, Texas floods.

 

1904 - Resigned from the American Red Cross and spent her remaining years in Glen Echo, Maryland.

 

1912 - Clarissa Harlowe Barton died 12th of April in Oxford, Massachusetts.

 

 

 


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