Clara Barton Research Papers

Clara Barton
Surgeon James L. Dunn referred to Clara Barton as the “Angel on the Battlefield” during the Civil War. He called her this after she had brought supplies for the wounded soldiers. She was an American hero, she had started the American red cross, even though most people don’t know who she is , she changed medical history.
Born on December 25, 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts. Her parents Stephan Barton and Stone Barton had five children together the oldest Dorothy 17, Stephan 15, David 13, Sally 10 and Clara. Clara’s father was a soldier in the war of 1812. He would tell her stories of when he was in the war and war strategies and tactics. In 1829 Clara had gone off to boarding school, had come home to nurse her brother after he had fallen off of a horse. In 1864 she had gone back to school 5 years in May she had begun to teach.
She taught in her own town for a little bit. In 1852 Clara had opened the first school in New Jersey. After a couple years of that, she moved to Washington D.C(Hamen 35) There she began to work in a patent office. She was the first women to work in a patent office. While living in D.C the civil war was happening. The first battle had happened and…

In the 23 years she had worked with the association she estimated about $2 million dollars in aid during her 18 relief efforts(Hamen 92). She retired to her home in Glen Echo, Maryland. She had written two books, one was about her time in the Red Cross called “ A Story of the Red Cross”, and the other based off of her childhood called “The Story of my Childhood”( Hamen 92). On April 12th, 1912 she had died at age 90.
People may not know who she is, but she had truly changed medical history. In her 23 years in the Red Cross she had managed to do so much. Throughout her lifetime she had become very important to the medical…