Friday, February 12, 2016

Angel of the Battelfield.......... Clara Barton by Evelyn

This is Clara Barton. She was a  nurse for the Civil War.
This is her story.
In 1821on Christmas Day Clarissa Harlowe Barton was born in North Oxford, Massachusetts they nicknamed her Clara.
Clara was scared of spiders,thunderstorms,and snakes.
Clara was eleven years old when her brother David Barton
fell of a barn roof.

For 2 years Clara nursed him
back to health.  After nursing him back to health she missed nursing him back to health,
but also happy that he was better

Clara soon started teaching. She was very good at it
At 18 she went to collage ,while she was in collage  she received a letter from
her brother Stephen telling her that their mother
had died:[
Clara hadn't gotten the letter fast enough to be able to go to the funeral :[

After that she went back to teaching,
but the school owners started thinking "That Barton thinks that she's as good as a man! and "Disgraceful !
A woman should not be allowed to run a school."

Soon after that they hired J.Kirby Burnham.
Clara taught for a few more months.
Clara then started helping with the  Union army, bringing them food on the battlefield.
Clara asked if she could help the soldiers on the battle field and Colonel Rucker said "Yes"
Clara worked really hard helping wounded soldiers.

Fun Fact: Clara was almost shot while the man she was nursing died
Clara then helped families find relatives.

Soon Clara opened The American Red Cross to help people that are in need.

So she started working at the Red Cross.
She soon got a message saying that her sister Sally Barton was ill

Clara was sad because of Sally's death but still working at the Red Cross.
A little while later on April 12, 1912, Clarissa Harlowe Barton died:[
The Red Cross is still around today.

I think Clara Barton is pretty cool, Huh?

Thanks for listening:]


Daddy said...

The American Red Cross is a wonderful organization and helps so many people. Thank you for teaching me the history of it!

Oma said...

Very good job Evelyn! I learn something new every time I read your blog. I am very proud of you��