Clara Barton

Thursday October 17th 2019 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

With Don Pfanz

Clarissa (Clara) Barton was a pioneering American nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was a hospital nurse in the American Civil War. After the First Battle of Bull Run, Barton placed an ad in a Massachusetts newspaper for supplies; the response was a profound influx of supplies. She worked to distribute supplies, clean field hospitals, apply dressings, and serve food to wounded soldiers in close proximity to several battles, including Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. Barton helped both Union and Confederate soldiers.