Clara Barton And The Civil War Essay example

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Back during the 1800s there were many historical events were happening at the time and many important people as well but most of them men. Women during this time didn’t do much but there are still some that are important to history. Clara Barton was one of the most underappreciated figures in history because of her contributions to helping people, the struggles she faced and her importance to the civil war. The Civil War had many important and historical figures that many still remember like President Abraham Lincoln, and General Robert E. Lee. But Clara Barton was unnoticed during the civil war with starting an office to find dead soldiers, so they can be reunited with their families. Clara served as independent nurse during the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1862. She also started running supplies to the front line during and before the war and then started the American Red Cross.
Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in Oxford Massachusetts. She Died April 12, 1912 Glen Echo, Maryland (Cross) She became a teacher at age 15 and then she later opened a free public school in New Jersey. After that she moved to D.C., to work in the U.S. Patent Office as a clerk. Clara Barton worked for a while and eventually got a promotion in the U.S. Patent Office because of her good work ethics and intelligence, but Clara had to keep the promotion a secret. She was getting paid the same as men did in the office. As her old boss retired and the successor by the name of Robert…

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