Her siblings were in charge of teaching her and did a good job. August 10 - 11, 1863 Siege of Ft. In 1850, to further her own education, Clara enrolled at the Clinton Liberal Institute in Clinton, New York. Oates says it all: During this and many other battles, we witness Clara Barton, the American Florence Nightingale, setting up candle lanterns so that the surgeons could amputate all night, or ladling out mouthfuls of soup so that the dying could relieve their thirst, or distributing crackers to the starving or cloaks and blankets to the cold. She helped at many battles when the Union needed it, such as, Fairfax Station, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antitetam, Fredericksburg, Charleston, Petersburg, and many more. She established a distribution agency after receiving additional supplies sent in response to an advertisement in the Worcester Spy. After the Red Cross, Barton created the National First Aid Association.
She prodded leaders in the government and the army until she was given permission to bring her voluntary services and medical supplies to the scenes of battle and field hospitals on August 3, 1862. Congress granted the American Red Cross a charter, making the independent, non-profit organization responsible for fulfilling the provisions of the Geneva Conventions, providing family and other support to the U. Wagner, South Carolina - Miss Barton helped to establish field hospitals and distributed supplies following the failed assaults. On April 19, 1861, a mob of Southern sympathizers attacked soldiers from the 6th Massachusetts Regiment in Baltimore. As soon as she heard about the riots, Clara left the Patent Office to tend the wounded, some of whom she knew personally.
Congress in 1869 Clara Barton wrote: It is now nearly four years since the cessation of active hostilities, and from the best information accessible to me I am led to believe that a large number, perhaps 40,000, once enlisted in our armies remain to this day unaccounted for. Although enrollment was initially low, by the end of the year she had about 200 pupils. Over the next six years, Clara taught in several places. Relief on the Front Lines Barton knew, however, that she was needed most on the battlefields where the suffering was greatest. December 1868 Miss Barton lost her voice while delivering a speech from fatigue and mental prostration. The American Red Cross also provided international relief, helping victims of the Russian famine of 1892 and providing relief to Armenians living in Turkish-controlled Armenia in 1896, among other endeavors.
This work took her to many battlefields and many grisly field hospitals, but she did not waver in her commitment to caring for those who needed it most. During the battle she was nearly killed when a bullet passed through the sleeve of her dress, killing the wounded man she was attending. July 1861 Clara sets up a distribution center for the wounded Clara put an ad in Worchester Spy, asking for supplies for the wounded. Patent Office from 1854 to 1857, the first woman to receive a substantial clerkship in the federal government. She was okay, but the bullet killed the soldier she was working on. Barton arrived on the field at Antietam on September 17, 1862, in the midst of the bloodiest single day battle in American history. Under the sponsorship of the Grand Duchess and the International Red Cross, Miss Barton left for the besieged city of Strasbourg, France.
Her father was a prosperous businessman and community leader who served in the Indian wars and regaled Clara with war stories. She joined Captain David Barton, her brother and an Army Quartermaster, and Steven E. During the Peninsula Campaign of 1862 she went down to the docks to meet the transports returning from the field, tending the wounded and helping to bring them to the hospitals. Clara found them, and she used her own supplies to tend them. November 30, 1867 Miss Barton met Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Toward the end of the war, she began writing to families who inquired about soldiers who had been reported missing.
American Red Cross helps Nationally and Internationally In 1881, Barton issued a public appeal for funds and clothing to go to the victims of a forest fire in Michigan. With the help of Atwater and thirty military men, they were able to identify 13,000 men's graves. They were led by a colonel named who appeared even younger than his 25 years. She collected food, medicine, clothing, and other supplies for the troops, many of whom arrived with just the clothes they were wearing. She continued living at her home in Glen Echo, dying at the age of 90 in 1912. Clara Barton gained an education at local schools and through home tutoring from her older brothers and sisters. For the rest of the war, Barton continued her work of caring for the wounded.
Eventually, in 1882, the treaty was signed and ratified. On April 19, 1861 soldiers of the 6th Massachusetts Infantry were attacked by Southern sympathizers in Baltimore, Maryland. So she decided to go to Clinton, New York to the Liberal Institute. Recognition by the War Department followed two months later. She lost her voice in the middle of a speech.
The International Committee of the Red Cross was established. Early Life As a child, Clara was very shy. She was the youngest of five kids. Barton also fought for women's rights, something she strongly believed in. She lived until 1912, and is buried in Massachusetts near where she was born. Clara Barton in 1902 The American Red Cross In the 1870s, Barton continued her work of caring for others.