Women had a very big role in the Civil War. Nurses paved the way for nurses in the future, while saving lives. Women were not only nurses, but in the civil war, they were so much more.
Clara Barton was a woman who worked as a Clerk in the U.S. Patent Office in Washington D.C. She later paved the way for women and nurses in the future. She briefly made the same amount of money as a man did. They pay did not last long. After she was a clerk, she got recruited to be a nurse in the Civil War. She soon saved many lives and also helper serve her country.
Clara Barton later formed The American Red Cross. The American Red Cross in an organization where whenever a disaster occurs, they go help with food, supplies, and they even hold blood drives. Clara Barton wanted to make sure that there would be something where anyone could get help from some organization like The American Red Cross. When hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and other disasters occur The American Red Cross will be there. They are dedicated and helpful to the victims of various events.
When Clara Barton formed The American Red Cross, she knew that the world needed something like that in the world. There are American Red Crosses all over the country there to help others in need. The world has become a much better place with nurses and the American Red Cross helping so much.
When we think of hospitals we think of clean, sterile, and somber places. In the Civil War this was not the case. The hospitals they usually…
made these lists public. Clara asked the public if anyone had any information of the missing men to write to her. She locate over 20,000 men who were believed to be missing.
In 1868, Clara Barton had a physical and emotional breakdown. Her doctor recommended that she go to Europe to recover. After she recovered she became a volunteer for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. She educated herself about the Treaty of Geneva and learned that the United States did not follow the…