“The Red Cross is there when your soldier needs you, when he’s wounded and even when he’s is a prisoner of war!” said, Captain Gable. The Red Cross was started in 1881 by Clara Barton after the Civil War. The war stared in 1861. Clarissa Harlowe Barton, but everyone call her Clara, was born December 25, 1821 in Massachusetts, she was the youngest of six kids to Stephen Barton and Sarah Barton. 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.
After serving in the American Civil War, Clara Barton travelled to Europe for a much deserved rest, where she discovered the International Red Cross. She was excited. She was amazed. She was overjoyed. The Red Cross offered her the opportunity to serve in the Franco-Prussian War. Eagerly, she brought greatly needed medicine, clothes, and food to her patients. Upon returning to the United States, Clara Barton worked for nine years to establish the American Red Cross, and was its first president. Willingly, she worked in her job.
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. Clara Barton was one of the women to ever gain employment from the federal government. Clara wanted to help the soldiers of the Civil War so she gathered supplies for the Union Army. In 1862, Clara Barton was on the battlefield in Fredericksburg, Virgina, there she was helping wounded soldiers. She also helped soldiers who were hurt and involved in Antietam. During the early 1870s, Clara Barton was helping with a relief organization called the International Red Cross. When she returned home she decided to start an American branch.
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).
Clarissa Harlowe Barton, born on December 25, 1821, in North Oxford, Massachusetts. Carissa (Clara) was born the youngest of five children to Sarah and Steven Barton. Clara received all of her schooling and life training from her parents, brothers and sisters. Her father who was a once a captain in a war, taught Clara all he knew about the battlefield. Her mother taught her to sew and cook. Her two older sisters Sally and Dorothy taught her to read before she was four years old. Her brother Stephen taught her arithmetic and David her eldest brother taught her everything else; for instance, how to ride anything on anything with four legs, how to shoot a revolver, how to balance and how to take care of and nurse animals. (OTQEF, 1999, p.1) When Clara was 11 years old her favorite brother David, fell from the roof of the barn while trying to fix it, he was seriously injured and was not expected to live. Clara offered to help him and stayed by his side for three years. Her brother recovered thanks to Clara’s help. These learning experiences gave Clara the drive and determination to achieve anything she set out...
Her real success was the work she did in the organization and avocation of support for prisoners and wounded. She was able to gather details from returning prisoners on the status of other men so that she could notify families. Clara laid the ground work for what she would later unveil as the American Red Cross.
Clara Barton was an inspiration to those during her time. She helped others during her childhood, the Civil War, the American Red Cross, stressful times, and showing of her unique personality. She made hard decisions during hard times but always helped those in need. She was a ground breaking woman and a true pioneer in nursing.
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.
Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in Massachusetts. She was born into a family of four, two brothers and two sisters. Her parents were Stephan and Sarah Barton, a militia man and a home maker. Stephan was a non-commissioned officer in the French and Indian Wars, which made his military habits and tastes hard to dismiss. He had an undying admiration for horses and became one of the first to introduce blooded stocks, with large lands in England, he raised his own colts and highlanders. He told Clara many war stories, he even drew maps, made models of battles and explained war strategies. 1