Where did Clara Barton get the idea of making the red cross?
She was asked by the International Red Cross in Europe to start the American Red Cross.
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Also known as: Clarissa Harlowe Barton Born: 1821 Died: 1912 Occupation: founder of the American Red Cross More Info: Clarissa Harlow Barton, who went by the name Clara, was born on December 25, 1821, in Oxford, Massachusetts, to Stephen Barton, a farmer and state legislator, and Sarah… Stone Barton. An independent woman who helped nurse soldiers and get supplies during the Civil War, Clara Barton is best known for founding the American Red Cross. Although Clara Barton received little formal education, at age 15 she began teaching at a school near her home, in North Oxford. In 1850 she founded a free school at Bordentown, New Jersey, one of the few in that state. She quit, however, when the town officials passed her over and appointed a man as principal. In 1853 Clara Barton was appointed a copyist in the federal Patent Office in Washington, D.C. With the outbreak of theCivil War in 1861, the diminutive Barton, who stood five feet tall, decided to help the Union troops. She was shocked at the attitude in the military, which held that ambulances, medical supplies, and hospitals were luxuries. When she discovered that a regiment from her home state of Massachusetts lacked beds and other supplies and was being forced to make its quarters in the U.S. Senate chambers, she acted quickly to obtain provisions from donors in Massachusetts and distribute the items to the men. She then began collecting supplies for other troops and in 1862, with the approval of Union generals, started taking them to the front lines. Despite having no training as a nurse, she ministered to the wounded, and in 1864 she served as superintendent of nurses attached to the Army of the James. Barton, who earned the nickname "Angel of the Battlefield," worked under difficult conditions; writing in her journal, she said about the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1864: I saw [the soldiers] lying there early this morning-they had been wounded two and three days previous, had been brought from the front, and after all this lay still another night without care or food or shelter, many doubtless famished....The city is full of houses and this morning...parlors were thrown open and displayed to the view of the rebel occupants the bodies of the dead Union soldiers lying beside the wagons in which they perished. Only those most slightly wounded have been taken to [Washington]. The roads are fearful and it is not worth the life of a wounded man to remove him over them.. Except in one brief period, during the war Barton never served in an official government position, nor was she a member of any organization. She preferred to act independently and in that showed the fortitude that marked her career. Despite her activities as a nurse, her main contribution was in obtaining supplies for the soldiers. She later identified and marked Union graves at the Confederate prison camp near Andersonville, Georgia. In 1865 she worked to locate missing soldiers from around the country and eventually traced 20,000 names. High-strung and suffering from a nervous disorder, in 1869 Barton traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to regain her health. But while she was in Europe, the Franco-Prussian War broke out, and with her characteristic commitment to helping others, she organized women in Strasbourg to sew garments for the needy. At the same time, she arranged for the women, who lived in poverty, to be paid for their work. Barton distributed food in Paris after the war, and in 1873 the German emperor, William I, awarded her the Iron Cross of Merit. She received also the Red Cross of Geneva and the Empress Augusta medal. Clara Barton returned to the United States in 1876 and settled at Danville, New York. Still suffering from a nervous disorder, she lived for a while in that town's sanitarium. In 1877 she wrote to the International Red Cross and offered to establish an American branch. Over the next few years she worked to convince the U.S. government to sign the Geneva Convention, which had provided for a Red Cross. She incorporated the American Red Cross in 1881 and served as its first president. In 1882 Congress confirmed the Geneva Convention treaty. Barton attended several international conferences, and at one in Geneva in 1884 she persuaded the International Red Cross to accept an amendment that committed the organization to providing relief during disasters unrelated to war. She personally supervised many relief efforts, such as in the wake of fires that swept Michigan in 1882 and an earthquake that same year that devastated Charleston, South Carolina; floods that inundated settlements along the Ohio River in 1884 and Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in 1889; famine that killed thousands in Russia in 1891; and a hurricane that destroyed Galveston, Texas, in 1900. In addition to these activities, she helped Cubans and Americans during the Spanish-American War. But by running everything herself, Barton did little to attract members to the American Red Cross. And her inept handling of finances generated much criticism. In 1900 Congress reincorporated the Red Cross and required that it make annual financial reports. Complaints continued, however, and other Red Cross members attacked Barton for her arbitrary rule. Nevertheless, an investigation uncovered no wrongdoing, and some historians have concluded that her critics were primarily motivated by a desire to replace her with a centralized bureaucracy and professional management. Worn down by the disputes within the Red Cross, Barton quit the organization in 1904 and retired to Glen Echo, Maryland, where she died on April 12, 1912. She was never a reformer in the sense of wanting to remake society, but she was indefatigable in helping those in need through the American Red Cross and through her earlier efforts. Info From: http://www.fofweb.com/NuHistory/MainPrintPage.asp?iPin=ASL024&DataType=AmericanHistory&WinType=Free ( Full Answer )
she was the founder of the American Red Cross Association, nursed those in the Civil War and founded a graveyard for those who died
She Started the American red cross after the war. Barton also cared for the sick and wounded, often at the front lines of battle
Civil War nurse Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. Barton was a teacher and a U.S. Patent Office clerk before devoting herself to nursing in the American Civil War (1861-65). She earned the nickname "the angel of the battlefield" and in 1864 was named superintendent of all Union nurses. In… the 1870s, officials of the International Red Cross invited her to help form a branch of the service in the U.S.; she agreed, and led the American Red Cross for its first 26 years. . For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section indicated below. ( Full Answer )
She was born in North Oxford, Massachusetts as the youngest of 5 siblings on December 25th 1821. she had 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Her parents were Stephen Barton and Share Stone Barton.
Clara Barton learned about the Red Cross in 1869 when she wasvisiting Switzerland. She founded the American Red Cross in May of1881.
The nurse who founded the American Red Cross, Clara Barton, hadbrown hair. She was born in December of 1821.
Clara Barton brought the American red cross from Europe. A second important thing she did was, because of her 20,000 soldier's were found. Yes, that is alot of people missing and because she started the missing soldiers office.
she helped people in the civil war, made the red cross, lived and helped in a farm. you can see all this on www.clara barton.com
she was sad that her brother dieed so she felt bad and started the red cross to help other peopple since she couldn't help her brother
Clara Barton is fine but you would never know how she realy is because shes dead. She died in 1912 Oxford, Maryland .
No, Clara Barton was in many wars. She just did not fight because she needed to help wounded soldiers.
She won the Iron Cross of merit "In 1869, Barton traveled to Europe for a vacation and ended up assisting in the distribution of supplies to troops in France and Germany fighting in the Franco-Prussian War. By the time she returned home to the United States in 1873, she had been awarded the Iron Cro…ss of Merit from the German Emperor. " ( Full Answer )
Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was born ClarissaHarlowe Barton in Glen Echo, Maryland. She had brown eyes.
She went to eroupe for something and when she was there she sall people starting American red cross
She was a school teacher in New Jersey when starting at the age of 15. Then she became a U.S. Patent office clerk. While working there she learned of the need for medical supplies to treat the wounded from the first Bull Run. She decided to set up a drive and collected medical supplies. Soon the Uni…on was letting her ride in the medical carts with the wounded. She helped as a nurse and tried to keep them possitive. Then she became a nurse and obtained the nickname "Angel of the Battlefield". There she founded The Red Cross and was president of the Red Cross before retiring and dying. ( Full Answer )
Various authorities have called Barton a âDeist-Unitarian.â However, her actual beliefs varied throughout her life along a spectrum between freethought and deism.
Clara Barton was One of the only female nurses to work at the battle front. Clara Barton was also the creator of the red cross.
because she felt like if the people back then needed a little of help with helth and other important thing to deal with helth and she had the money to pay all of the materials they need for the helth insurance
Clara Barto n Red Cross Work When Clara Barton saw the Red Cross in European countries when she was there helping in the American Civil War, she decided that the United States of America needs one. She set up the American Red Cross (at first only to help soldiers in the civil war, but it becam…e an organization to help people experiencing other disasters-hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, etc.- as well.) She became president of the Red Cross when she was 60 and resigned from it when she was 83.(She was criticized and encouraged to step down from the position. Women's Rights Clara worked very hard to improve treatment to women. Women were not treated with respect or given equal opportunity. They were kind of thought to be worse than men and dumb.(which in my opinion make the people thinking that dumb.) Susan B. Anthony and Clara Barton made a good, strong team to stand up for what is right. To stand up for equal rights for men and women. They picketed outside of the White House for a long time. Woodrow Wilson ignored them as they asked to be treated the way they deserve. Officers from Washington, D.C. arrested the women picketing for "obstructing traffic."(when they only just stood outside the White House gates picketing for their rights and for America) They were sent to jails and refused to eat. They began force feeding the women. They truly were dedicated to helping the USA. Thank them for their contributions to our nation that was once so troubled. . ( Full Answer )
Clara Barton Started the Red Cross and was one of the most important people in the Civil War Era.
No she did not but she helped to. Find a book on her and it will tell you.
She was a teacher and a nurse. She also passed out food and supplies during the war and she dug bullets out of soldiers' wounds with her penknife.
Clara barton made the red cross because she had always liked helping people and wanted to make a group of it
Technically, Clara Barton did not start the International Red Cross; it was already foremd, but she did convince the US to sign a treaty to join it in, and it was established in 1873 at the age of 52.
She began the AMERICAN RED CROSS. she got influenced by the INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS. :)
no one wanted to at first, but after it was ratified more people supported it and volunteered.
Clara Barton didn't create the Red Cross. She had America join the Red Cross. A man named Jean Henri Dunant created the Red Cross. He created because he saw all of the soldiers that had been hurt in wars, but there wasn't enough medical supplies or doctors to help all of the soldiers.
Yes! She was in Switzerland when she was introduced to the American Red Cross. Clara Barton persuaded the senators to join with the American Red Cross as she hoped the senators and the rest of America did.
Of the schools that Clara Barton went to, she attended a small boarding school in Clinton, New York.
She was the only female nurse to work at battle fronts of the CivilWar and she started the American Red Cross.
After Clara Barton retired, she became a regular person. She worked at home doing laundry and cleaning the house and what old people would usually do. :)
Clara barton has 3 kids joe nick and ted...no...she actually had no kids, and never even got married have two books that have lots of info on her and the both said no kids, and no marriage.
She learned from her father. She always nursed her favorite brother Daniel. Yeah that's it
In August of 1862 she got permission from Quartermaster DanielRucker, to work on the front lines of the American Civil War. Shedistributed stores, cleaned field hospitals, applied dressings andserved food to wounded soldiers at such battles as Cedar Mountain,Second Bull Run, Antietam and Fredericksb…urg. In 1864, she wasappointed the "lady in charge" of all the hospitals of the Army ofthe James and by wars end she would become known as the "Angle ofthe Battlefield." In 1870 she would assist the Grand Duchess ofBaden prepare military hospitals during the Franco-Prussian War, bywars end she would be decorated with both the Golden Cross of Badenand the Prussian Iron Cross. Her last war would be theSpanish-American War (1898) where she worked in hospitals in Cubaat the age of 77. ( Full Answer )
No one can say when. There wasn't any computers to take notes on her diseases. If someone said I had smallpox, they wouldn't write down, *random date* "May 30, 2005 Cori has smallpox." Right?! They would just treat me. Sorry, that can't be answered unless you saw Clara Barton everyday in-person!
In the middle of World War II. She wanted to help injured people so bad, the idea just popped into her head in the middle of war so she started her own business
Clara Barton resigned the office of president of the American Red Cross in 1904, when she was 84 years old. But I doubt that she ever resigned from the Red Cross itself.
An independent woman who helped nurse soldiers and get supplies during the Civil War, Clara Barton is best known for founding the American Red Cross. More Info: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_was_Clara_Barton
yes she had a speech impediment and she was extremely shy so she couldn't make friends.
These are the two that I know of: 1) Clara Barton Birthplace Museum 2) Clara Barton National Historic Site
I would say about 23 years. She resigned in 1904. She was something like president of the organization that became known as the Amerircan Red Cross from 1881 on.
Throughout Clara Barton's whole life, she has made a difference. She has made a difference in the American Red Cross. She has also made a difference in the way people get treatment. People fighting in the Civil War weren't cared for enough and Clara Barton changed the way people nursed the sick and …injured. Clara Barton has made a difference thourought her lifetime. ( Full Answer )
Clara Barton was born December 25,1821. Clara died on April 12, 1912 at age 90 of natural causes.
Clara Barton was a nurse during the civil war not a president. she was called the "Angel of Battlefield".
becaus when the war was going on she got the name from the logo hit that bicth
she entered the red cross in 2000 and is 11 years old she is dead tghough from a diseas but she was deffineatntely HOT
She didn't actually join the American Red Cross. She founded it. It got its first official charter in 1900.
When she was sixty, in the year 1881, she created the red cross in America.
No She didn't it was Henri Dunant who first thought of the idea and put it into reality. When he saw the carnage at the Battle of Solferino. find more information at the Red Cross Website. Hope I can help!!