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Barton, Clarissa Harlow

Born: 1821 AD
Died: 1912 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Humanitarian, Nurses, Poets

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.