Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in Oxford, Massachusetts. Clara was the youngest of five children in a middle class family. She was educated at home until the age of fifteen, when Clara began teaching school herself. Though Clara Barton is probably most known for establishing the Red Cross, she only had two years of medical experience before the war. Clara gained this experience by taking care of her invalid (a person made weak by injury or illness) brother.
When the war began in 1861, Clara had been working in the United States Patent office in Washington, D.C.. She organized a relief program for the soldiers when the 6th Massachusetts Regiment came to Washington after the Baltimore Riots.
After Clara learned about the number of wounded at the first battle of Bull Run, she advertised for donations to purchase medical supplies for the soldiers. Her advertisements were successful. Soon after this, United States Surgeon General William A. Hammond granted her permission to travel with the army ambulances and to prov...
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- The History of Clara Barton Anna Scheiber UW-Milwaukee October 1, 2017 Table of Contents Early Life 3 First Significant Fact 4 Second Significant Fact 4 Third Significant Fact 4 American Red Cross 5 Fourth Significant Fact 5 Fifth Significant Fact 5 Sixth Significant Fact 5 Stressful Times 5 Sixth Significant Fact 5 Personality 6 Conclusion 6 References 7 The History of Clara Barton In the 1800’s, men typically developed and influenced change in society. A woman taking on any type of leadership role was rare, brave, and met with resistance.... [tags: American Red Cross, Clara Barton]
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- Clara Barton and the American Red Cross Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in Oxford, Massachusetts. Clara was the youngest of five children in a middle class family. She was educated at home until the age of fifteen, when Clara began teaching school herself. Though Clara Barton is probably most known for establishing the Red Cross, she only had two years of medical experience before the war. Clara gained this experience by taking care of her invalid (a person made weak by injury or illness) brother.... [tags: Biography]
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- The American Red Cross The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that has made its mission to help people worldwide and help make our world a better place. The American Red Cross has supported the military families of America, provided Disaster Relief, Health and Safety Training and Services, Blood Drives, and other endless services since 1881. Clara Barton and a few close associates founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881. Clara Barton heard of the global Red Cross organization while staying in Europe after the Civil War.... [tags: disaster relief, relief work, peace]
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- Clara Barton, who grew up to be a strong, brave nurse, was born on Christmas Day in 1821. When she was young, she loved all creatures. Her father was a Massachusetts farmer and she was able to play with many different animals. How much did she love them. She even had a pet turkey, which is the most unfriendly bird. Barton’s father greatly affected her life because he explained the Gospel to her. By telling her stories about his experiences with battles in the war, she became interested in military matters.... [tags: Biography]
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- Clara Barton is a very important health pioneer. Clara Barton started the Red Cross in America which is still in operation today. She overcame many obstacles throughout her life and many people telling her she couldn’t do it. She is an inspiration to everyone. She grew up and her life began in North Oxford, Massachusetts, she was inspired by Florence Nightingale, she helped during and after wars, she helped with her ill family and battled her own depression, she started the Red Cross after much hard work and even after all that resigned and still made an impact (Cobb, 2014).... [tags: Biography]
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- The American Red Cross (ARC) Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross after becoming involved in the work of the International Red Cross during the Franco-Prussian War. Her heart of giving and helping others convinced her that an American chapter was needed in her country in 1881. The ARC is a humanitarian organization that is dependent on the contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support its multiple lifesaving services and programs. The ARC’s mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.... [tags: non profit organization, war, media]
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- Clara Barton Thousands of lives would have not been lost if Clare Barton did not play the role she did in the Civil War. Clara Barton was an influential leader during the Civil War due to her childhood experiences, decisions she made during the war, and the legacy she left behind after the war. Clara Bartonś life before the civil war molded her to be an influential person in our nation's history. Born in Massachusetts in 1821 Clara Harlowe Barton was the youngest of six children. Barton reinforced her early education with practical experience, working as a clerk and bookkeeper for her oldest brother (civil war trust).... [tags: Clara Barton, American Red Cross]
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- “For my soldiers I will stay. For I am one of them as well and by their side I will remain.” I wonder if Clara Barton spoke to herself in that very same way…Get your eyes ready to take a journey through the life of one of the great women who aided our soldiers; far back before we were born. Clarrisa Harlowe Barton, later known as Clara, was born on Christmas day in 1821. She was the fifth and youngest child of Sarah Stone and Stephen Barton in Oxford, Massachusetts. Her father was well known because of the local Universalist church.... [tags: Biography]
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- Introduction From childhood to death Clara Barton dedicated her life to helping others. She is most notably remembered for her work as a nurse on the battlefield during the Civil War and for the creation of the American Red Cross. Barton was also an advocate for human rights. Equal rights for all men, women, black and white. She worked on the American equal Rights Association and formed relations with civil rights leaders such as Anna Dickensen and Fredric Douglass. Her undeterred determination and selflessness is undoughtably what made her one of the most noteworthy nurses in American history.... [tags: Biography ]
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- Did you know that every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Where does that blood come from. The American Red Cross, is a nonprofit humanitarian organization. It assists with disaster relief and provides emergency services to those in need. The American Red Cross has been around for aver 100 years and has come a long way in the process. The American Red Cross was founded on May 21, 1881 by Clara Barton. In the late 1850’s she moved to Washington, D.C. to work in the United States Patent office.... [tags: Clara Barton, blood drives]
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