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Introduction - Clara Barton

There was perhaps no greater female humanitarian during the Civil War era than Clara Barton. She was a woman who wished to do her part to help in the war efforts at a time when women were not allowed in the military. What set her apart from so many heroes of the time was the fact that she cared so deeply about others and lived her life caring for those in their time of greatest need. She began this lifelong endeavor by caring for her sick brother when she was just a kid. She helped wounded soldiers at both Fredericksburg and Antietam where she was nicknamed "Angel of the Battlefield," for her care and devotion to the wounded. Equal right supporter, nurse, civil rights activist, teacher and founder of the American Red Cross are just some of the reasons why she was so highly regarded throughout her life. She leaves behind a legacy of compassion and dedication that are discussed in the facts and interesting information about her life below.

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Facts about Clara Barton and the American Civil War

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