Black and white photograph of American Red Cross founder Clara Barton.

Clara Barton

(1821 - 1912)

Born in 1821 in Oxford, Massachusetts, Clara Barton was called “the angel of the battlefield” for her volunteer service during the Civil War. She later worked for the International Red Cross in the Franco-Prussian War, returning to America in 1873, where she successfully lobbied the U.S. Senate to ratify the first Geneva Convention and served as president of the American Red Cross for twenty-three years.

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Voices In Time

1862 | Virginia

Eve of Battle

Clara Barton reports from the frontline.More

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