She met and befriended Colonel John J. Clara Barton in 1865 Barton visited several battlefields in 1862, but her most notable contributions came at the Battle of Antietam in September of that year. Clara After the Red Cross Clara resigned in 1904. She used her natural gift of nursing and aged her brother, David through a serious illness. Many were placed on blankets in the muddy yard, where Barton set up a soup kitchen in a tent to help these wounded soldiers, as they shivered in the cold December air, waiting for someone inside to die and make room for them. For the rest of the war, Barton continued her work of caring for the wounded.
At Hilton Head Island, she visited her brother Captain David Barton, an Army Quartermaster, and her fifteen year old nephew Steven Barton, who was serving in the military telegraph office. Being so close to the battlefields, Clara narrowly escaped death herself many times. She then traveled to the front lines during the Civil War to help take care of wounded soldiers and eventually founded the United States Red Cross. She then, established her own school in North Oxford. In 1896, Barton directed a relief operation to help victims of the unrest in Turkey and Armenia. She was okay, but the bullet killed the soldier she was working on. She continued living at her home in Glen Echo, dying at the age of 90 in 1912.
She was able to use her connections to have the case presented to Secretary of War Edwin M. Clara Barton in 1902 The American Red Cross In the 1870s, Barton continued her work of caring for others. In late 1861, she went home to North Oxford to tend her dying father, returning to Washington in March,1862 with renewed conviction to help her country win the war. The Red Cross stepped in and rebuilt 50 homes. March 16, 1882 The Geneva Convention is ratified by Congress.
Arriving on August 13, she spent two days and nights tending the wounded. The neglected wounds of the men, which had weighed on her mind since , led her to campaign for the ability to travel to the field hospitals, which were restricted to male-only staffs by both military regulations and societal mores. They were led by a colonel named who appeared even younger than his 25 years. Clara Barton in 1878 At the close of the war, Barton responded to another great need; identifying those who were killed. During the in December 1862, she assisted in a hospital at Chatham, known as the Lacy House, tending wounded from both sides. August 1864 The first Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded in Armies in the Field is held in Geneva, Switzerland. Patent Office from 1854 to 1857, the first woman to receive a substantial clerkship in the federal government.
Clara found them, and she used her own supplies to tend them. As both the Union and Confederate armies grew larger and larger, many began to realize that the war would exact a terrible price on the nation. Because the hostpital had been so hectic at that time, its seemed to everyone she had saved them. Dorence Atwater wrote down all the men who died while he had been imprisoned himself. Hayes rejected the treaty because he feared an alliance would come. When Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860, Barton returned to her former position as a copyist at the Patent Office.
She went home to North Oxford but later returned to the Patent Office and was in Washington, D. Barton, who was serving in the military telegraph office. . She was able to identify 22,000 of the missing men. June 23, 1864 Miss Barton is placed in charge of diet and nursing at a X Corps hospital near Point of Rocks, Virginia, appointed by Army of the James Commander Major General Benjamin F.
By authority of the President, she established The Office of Correspondence with Friends of the Missing Men of the United States Army on March 11. With no precedent, the Patent Office refused and Clara resigned, dedicating herself to help with the war by any means she could, initially collecting and dispersing supplies and eventually nursing the wounded. Clara Barton is unaware of this event and the United States does not join the organization. Without Barton many soldiers would have died. Helping on the Battlefield: 1862 Barton decided she wanted to help the soldiers on the Battlefield. Patent Office because she is a woman. She and her assistants responded to more than 63,000 letters from families searching for lost sons and husbands and friends, most of which required some kind of research.
For a woman to establish a school was unheard of. She spent the day in several field hospitals, caring for the wounded and administering food and medicine to those who needed it most. May 1864 Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House near Fredericksburg, Virginia - Miss Barton arranged for the opening of private homes for the care of wounded with the assistance of Senator Henry Wilson, chairman of the Military Affairs Committee. There she learned about the International Red Cross in Switzerland, which had been created in Geneva in 1864. Patent Office as a clerk.
Her legend of helping the wounded and finding the missing has lived on with the American Red Cross. Antietam was the bloodiest day in American history, with over 23,000 casualties in roughly 12 hours of combat. She was elected its president a few weeks later. September 1869 On the advice of her doctor, Miss Barton travelled to Europe to regain her health. This school grew to 600 students attending it. At first, in 1877, President Rutherford B. She directed a four-year search for missing men.