Where did Clara Barton work as a nurse during the battle of Gettysburg?
Clara Barton assisted surgeons and brought food and supplies to hospitals. She helped many people in the battlefield hospitals and was a great heroine in American history.
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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
Mary Virginia (Jenny) Wade, age 20. Killed while making biscuits in her sisters kitchen when a random bullet came through the door and hit her in the back and heart. She died instantly.. As an addendum to this piece of information, in her apron pocket was a picture of her boyfriend, Jack Skelly, wh…o unbeknownst to her had been killed a week earlier in Virginia while fighting with the Pennsylvannia Regiment. He is buried near her. ( Full Answer )
Her brother hurt himself very badly and he only let her get near him so she nursed him back to health and that's how she became interested in nursing. She also learned about the need for medical supplies to treat the wounded.
There are no actual claims that describe whether or not ClaraBurton liked her job as a nurse. However, it is claimed that sheenjoyed helping people, which would suggest that she enjoyed hernursing job.
During the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War, theSouth's strategy on the first day was to occupy the town itself andalso the bluffs just south of the town. Failing to occupy thebluffs, the Confederates attempted on the second day to secureimportant hills on the southern (opposite) end o…f the battlefield;in this, they were only partially successful. On the third day,they attempted to break the center of the Union line: this attackwas completely unsuccessful. ( 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 was given the nickname of Angel of the Battlefieldduring the Civil War. She worked on the front lines applyingdressings and tending to wounded soldiers.
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.
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 )
Clara Barton is fine but you would never know how she realy is because shes dead. She died in 1912 Oxford, Maryland .
she treted about 32165495473675649465465435465486465465 people. clara barton saves about 30000 people during the civil war
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.
Ulysses Grant was finishing the Federal victory at Vicksburg which surrendered on July 4th, 1863.
Well unfortunately there aren't any because youcant possibly get any actual pictures of Clara during the war. It would probably be impossible.
Major General George G. Meade was in command of the Union forces at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Abraham Lincoln as president was commander in chief but Major General George G. Meade was the commander of the Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Clara Barton Started the Red Cross and was one of the most important people in the Civil War Era.
None, Clara Barton had no part in the Revolutionary War as she wasn't born until 1821.
Clara helped aroung 1000 soldiers during the civil war but many that she tried to help died
she was a school teacher before the civil war and she was one of the first women to work in a federal office.
She started nursing her brother David in 1833 I got this from a book called Clara Barton and The American Red Cross by Eve Marko.
Very hot. It was a three day battle and temps were in the 90s. The men wore wool uniforms which tended to make it even worse.
No, because she helped nurse wounded soldiers up to the end of the Civil War, then later founded the American Red Cross. .
When she saw that soldier are dieing out in the battlefield and she could help them.
be cause she knew that what she had did was for the best of her children and her she was eighteen whaen she was raped.
She was a nurse who gave aid to soldiers on the battle field in theCivil War. She save so many lives so they gave her the name Angelof the battle field. Clara was one of the first women allowed tohelp save life in the war
Robert E Lee... It was the biggest mistake by the best general in the war.
Clara Barton was almost shot during the Battle of Antietam,Maryland in September of 1862. The bullet passed through her dresssleeve and killed the soldier she was attending to.
Clara Barton is best known for establishing the American Red Cross. She was a battlefield nurse during the Civil War and established an organization to provide medical supplies and care for the wounded following the battle of the first Bull Run. She quickly became the "lady in charge" of the hospita…ls serving the "Army of the James". She went on to meet Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. She joined both of their causes becoming a well rounded social activist supporting humanitarianism, women's rights and the abolishment of slavery. ( Full Answer )
She was a nurse. She decided to be a nurse after 1 year at college.
I would imagine so for the both sides considering all the clothes and supplies they would were for protection. they wore special uniforms to keep them safe if the sparks of there guns cocking mechanism ever landed on them and create a sudden fire. Yes, it was hot. The battle was fought in July. So…me of the battlefield casualties were caused by heat stroke. ( Full Answer )
At the outbreak of the war, she was living in Washington, D.C.During the war she served on several battlefields in Virginia.
No! Dorothea Dix, Sally Louisa Tompkins, Mary Todd Lincoln, Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, Mary Jane Safford, and Clarissa (Clara) Barton were the Nurses [:
The union (American army) and the confederate (rebel army) Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant fought here and the union army along with grant won/// Actually the Union commander at Gettysburg was Gen. George Gordon Meade. Lee faced Grant for the first time in early May 1864(The Wilderness) and from …then to the end of the war they fought each other. ( Full Answer )
A list of all units in a particular battle, or in a particular command at a certain time, is called an "Order of Battle". See related links below for an Order of Battle of each side.
Over in the West, Grant liberated the Mississippi by capturing the last Confederate stronghold on the river. This enabled him to move East and help the Army of the Cumberland, besieged in Chattanooga. It was a big turning point in the war, and the news of the two victories was announced on the Fourt…h of July. However, in New York, the new Irish immigrants objected to being conscripted into the army, and there were three days of draft riots there. ( Full Answer )
Yes, i think. I am doing my second project on her and found out that she served in many of the main battles. The battle of Gettysburg was a main battle and I am pretty sure of it. I hope this helped. :)
Clara Barton worked for ten years as a teacher she worked for ten years, after that she needed to take another career path. That's when she became a nurse!
The president of the Southern states at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg was Jefferson Davis. He would be the only president of the Confederacy.
His division attacked the Federal forces in an event known as Pickett's Charge. The attack, essentially, wiped out the division. There were not enough of his soldiers remaining to mount an effective defense against a counterattack if the Union had mounted one.
He was grandstanding: trying to ride around the Union army instead of providing much needed reconnaissance intelligence and protecting Lee's flanks and rear.
Meade's Federal forces took the high ground, forcing the Confederates to waste their efforts of futile frontal attacks.
Women during the Battle of Gettysburg made basically all the clothes, and shoes. and since the Confederacy was more poor, the women collected their urine to use as an ingredient for gun powder, some women also made bread and other foods for hungry soldiers, like Josephine Miller, who lived between b…oth armies and made bread and distributed it to the soldiers. some women also disguised as men snuck in the battle and fought for money, food, adventure, or just for their side of the war. ( Full Answer )
The strategy was to hold the high ground and make the rebels attack them by cutting off their line of march.
Her brother David, taught her at an young age of how to take care of young baby animals. So when she got older this automatically triggered an interest in helping heal other living things. Including that she also helped taking care of her brother when he was expected to die !
Tom barton his brother... both from da USA so after winning... thay drunk beer and smocked weed :D all true
The Union wore blue. The Confederates wore grey. Both sides wore wool, with cotton shirts.
Worms, rotten tomatoes, rock soup, near by pack of sheep, canibalism, eventually they turned to eating their own toes and fingers
Washington led Patriot forces in the American Revolution. He didnot fight at the Battle of Gettysburg.