Clara Harlowe Barton was born on December 25, 1821, in Oxford, Massachusetts. She was the youngest of 5 children in her family. Caring for her ill brother was the only experience with medicine she had before she worked with soldiers.
Before any involvement with the Civil War, Barton helped suffering soldiers by establishing an organization to distribute goods to them, and nursing those who were wounded. During the Civil War, she was superintendent of nurses in Major General Butlers’ command. She also helped locate soldiers missing in action, and notified families of their statuses. Several years after the war, she founded American Red Cross.
Barton served as the superintendent of nurses in the Civil War for all of its duration, though founded American Red Cross in 1881.
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Grant was very unsuccessful in the start of his military career. After the Civil War broke, he became a very influential person that helped the Union win the war. Afterwards, he was elected President of the United States. He is interesting to study because of his sudden escalation in power after the many failures he came across.
Robert E. Lee
Robert Edward Lee was the son of the Revolutionary War hero Harry Lee, known as “Light Horse.”
Lee was of the most well-known generals in the Civil War.
He served as a general or commander for most of the duration of the Civil War.
Lee was a native of Virginia, and he served in many of the Confederate states.
Lee was one of the most influential people to help the Confederates in the Civil War, making several riskful moves in the war. His daring moves in battles makes him an interesting person to study and learn about.
William T. Sherman
William Tecumseh Sherman was raised by Senator Thomas Ewing after Sherman’s father died when Sherman was nine years old.