Undoubtedly heroic and undoubtedly generous in her impulse to aid others, she nonetheless remained a self-centered individual who could brook neither criticism nor ingratitude. Barton helped organize military hospitals during this war. New York: Free Press, 1994. Web sources - The Maryland State Archives. For More Information Burton, David H.
Barton acquired skills that would serve her well when, at age eleven, she helped look after a sick older brother. Retirement and death In 1900 Congress reincorporated the Red Cross and demanded a review of its funds. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1922. New York: Random House, 1955. New York: Free Press, 1994. Rights assessment, and full originating source citation, is the responsibility of the user. Undoubtedly heroic and undoubtedly generous in her impulse to aid others, she nonetheless remained a self-centered individual who could brook neither criticism nor ingratitude.
The Story of Clara Barton of the Red Cross. Clara Barton 1821-1912 led a life in the service of humanity. The Confederate states had already formed a government, yet it was impossible not to look forward to the new presidents response to all that had happened since his election. Her life story is told here with sympathy and understanding without sacrificing candor or honesty. American Red Cross Barton then returned to the United States and settled in Danville, New York.
Traveling in Europe to rest and recover her health, Barton was on hand for the Franco-Prussian War, and once again she took an active role in trying to help soldiers and civilians who had been affected by the conflict. A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War. In nur sieben Jahren hatte Hitler Deutschland rücksichtslos auf Gleichschaltung und Kriegswirtschaft getrimmt. At age fifteen Barton began teaching at nearby schools. Late in the war, Barton turned her energies to finding missing persons and gravesites—a staggering task, since a majority of the Union war dead had no known gravesites. By this point Barton was a figure of international fame. Eventually, by means of constant entreaties, complaints, and requests to draw supplies from the quartermaster, she made herself unwelcome on Morris Island, and Gen.
Over six hundred thousand men died, Topic Pages contain an overview, definitions, biographies, related topics, images, plus links to relevant articles and other content provided by your library. While in Europe she was impressed with the newly organized International Red Cross, and she determined to set up such an organization in the United States. In 1873 she was awarded the Iron Cross of Merit by the German emperor, William I 1797—1888. Early life and career Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821, in North Oxford, Massachusetts. The dust jacket is missing.
When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. She was present at the Baltimore riot at the outbreak of the Civil War 1861 and also at the Battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg 1862. Lincoln remained an enigma, and if there was wholesale speculation at the probable turn of events after his inauguration, the appearance of business as usual had best be maintained. After years of petitioning and agitation, she succeeded in establishing the American Red Cross in 1881. Thereafter, she went on the lecture circuit for two years with great success and became a national figure.
Bookmark Author Subjects ; ; Summary This book is a concise, interpretive account of the life of Clara Barton from her childhood in Massachusetts through her feats of heroism during the Civil War, her founding of the American Red Cross, which she led for 20 years, and her bitterly contested ejection from office which clouded her last decade. She also introduced this work system in Lyons, France. Book Condition: A readable copy. As wounded from the great campaign inundated the town of Fredericksburg, now a rear area, Barton acted forcefully to ameliorate appalling conditions; she convinced Sen. In May 1863 she accompanied her brother, a captain in the quartermaster corps, to Hilton Head, South Carolina, where she remained for several months, missing the great eastern campaigns of that spring and summer, but conducting a personal campaign of her own—an affair with a married colonel. These were her people, and that bond of affection only added strength to her natural resolve to be of help to those in need.
Clara Barton: Healing the Wounds. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. In 1883 Barton also served as superintendent of the Women's Reformatory Prison in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Barton did not work primarily as a nurse during the war. Before Barton could turn to this task the Franco-Prussian War 1870—71 , a war in which France was defeated by a group of German states led by Prussia, began.