But she got the nickname crazy Bet, because some people say that she walked around in shabby clothes. After the war she was appointed by President Grant to be postmaster of Richmond. She passed away September 25, 1900. Rose O'Neil Greenhow’s father was murdered by one of the families’ slaves. When Rose was a child she was sent to live with her aunt because her mother had no money; her mother was a widow.
Clara Barton was a school teacher, when there was only male teacher, she was a school teacher for seven year. Clara Barton stated her own school in 1853. When she was young her brother got sick and she nurse him day and night for two years, after that she want to be needed for throughout her life, which was hard for her because of her depression. When the civil war broke out, she was one the first volunteer, helping at a hospital by her house, but after her father died, she went to the battlefield. She went in the army to help and save of lives.
Her mother was so poor she and her sister had to sleep under her moms bed in straw mats in a corner. At the age of 15 Anna was forced to marry a soldier or else they would be forced out. She didn't like this soldier and she had been secretly in love with a man named Thomas Owens. Her father wouldn't let him marry Thomas cause they had an arranged marriage already for her. She didn't like it so she solved the problem by running off with a 30 year old man named George Percy Badger.
Her family didn’t have much money, but she still received a good education. At age 12, she received some preliminary schooling then went to Mount Washington Female College in Baltimore, Maryland. She finished college when she was 16. war involvement A little while after she returned home, on July 4, 1861, Boyd killed a Union soldier when he was harassing her mother. The soldier was in their house because he was trying to hang up a Union flag. She didn’t like the way he was harassing her mother so she shot him.
Then by her early twenties, she was writing and getting paid for it. The death of her younger sister and marriage of her older were very traumatic experiences, and to fill the void left by their absence, and to seek some purpose in life and participate in the Civil War, Alcott became an army nurse in Washington, D.C. After six weeks she got typhoid fever, from which she never fully recovered and left her permanently weakened, a condition that got worse with age. After the war Alcott began Little Women in 1868, along with all the gothic thrillers, which brought in money for the family.
After having their first son, William, in 1816, Percy’s legal wife committed suicide giving them the opportunity to legally get married (Gilliland 1). The Godwin and Shelley’s relationship began to get better after the marriage. After the wedding, Percy and Mary moved to Marlow, England and had a daughter, Clara (Means 3). Around 1819 when they moved to Pi... ... middle of paper ... ...oyage to visit a poet with a friend (Mary Shelley 3), his boat sank in 1822.In the same year, Mary had a miscarriage. She had a nervous breakdown because of these tragedies and it filled her life with loneliness (Lombardi 1).
It was here in Washington, D.C. during the American Revolution where Clara got word of The Baltimore Riot and made the decision to leave the Patent Office in order to help tend to the wounded soldiers. But it wasn’t until after going back to North Oxford to help care for her dying father in 1861, did she fully commit to nursing in order to help her country win the war. In 1862, she returned to Washington and began her campaign to travel to the field hospitals, which was a only allowed by... ... middle of paper ... ... battle. Oates (1994) states, “What was more, the war had given Clara and her entire generation of women a new sense of worth.” (p. 377) Oates goes on to quote Clara “that she had character, and firmness of purpose-that she was good for something in an emergency.” (p. 377) Clara went against the odds and fought for her calling as a nurse during a time where most women wouldn’t even think of doing that. By doing so, she became a role model for women of her era and nurses of the future.
Irony is an element that Chopin used constantly in her stories as an example, “When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease --of the joy that kills” (Gardner xx). She was able to communicate many women voices that felt oppressed and trapped in their marriages and in society. In her real life, Chopin had to run her husband’s cotton store to support her family, and the data found about her does not show her interest about business, but she had no choice. After a year, she sold the company and moved to St. Louis in 1884
Clara Barton was born on Christmas in 1821 to Sarah and Stephen Barton (a former soldier). When Clara was 11 her brother David was injured in a farm accident. Clara helped nurse her brother after school for two years until he finally recovered (Clara Barton BIrthplace Museum). She grew up to become a teacher for several years and even started a school, but eventually resigned and moved to Washington D.C to become a clerk in a patent office. It was in Washington that she first encountered the soldiers of the civil war.
She pulled off her disguise for nearly a year. She was in the Battle of Blackburn's Ford, the First Battle of Bull Run, and the Peninsular Campaign of April-July. She took missions behind Confederate lines "disguised" as a women more than once. Her disguises allowed her to move in Confederate camps and gather information for the federal cause. When in the swamps of the Chickahominy River she became very ill that even doctors wanted to hospitalize her.