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 Place of Birth  1821 North Oxford, Massachusetts.  Inspiration  Two men provided her with inspiration throughout her life. They are her father who.

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2  Place of Birth  1821 North Oxford, Massachusetts.  Inspiration  Two men provided her with inspiration throughout her life. They are her father who was a military and an Indian fighter.

3 - Her siblings were her first teachers. She had 4 of them, two boys and two girls. - She was a very talented student and was able to start early in her studies by memorizing and spelling long words while she was only four years old. - One of her brothers had a bout of illness when she was just 11 years old and that is when she first discovered the desire to nurse people back to good health.

4 -At the tender age of 17, she was already teaching in Massachusetts. -She enrolled at the Liberal Institute in Clinton New York and took up a course in languages as well as writing. -In 1864, she assumed the post of Superintendent of Union Nurses. -And for 22 years, the American Red Cross was very lucky to have her for a president.

5  As a teacher, she put up her a school of her own just 10 years after she started with the profession.  The federal government made her the very first woman to obtain a substantial clerkship  She made the dream of a free school in New Jersey a reality.  She took the Red cross idea from Europe and applied it to her own version in the US.

6  She was dubbed the “Angel of the Battlefield.” because of her untiring efforts.  She was the most well recognized nurse during the Civil War.  The history of the US was enriched by having her noted as a woman with the highest level of honor and a true pioneering spirit.

7  LaFantasie, G. W. (2005). CLARA BARTON. America's Civil War, 18(2), 34. Retrieved from EBSCO host.  William D. Conklin, Clara Barton and Dansville. Dansville, NY: Clara Barton Chapter No. 1 (F.A. Owen Publishing Company), pp. illus.


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