Angel of the Battlefield The Story of Clara Barton
Clara Harlowe Barton played an important role in the Civil War. As a self-taught nurse, she had a natural compassion for those in need, and many an injured soldier saw her as a guardian angel during the War (Barton 1980). She was first there in 1861 to nurse the men wounded in the Baltimore Riot, where she tended to the men of the 6th Massachusetts Militia (Pryor 2018). She gave them more than just bandages and aid; she supported them morally and emotionally by reading to them—books, letters, whatever they wanted—and by writing their letters for them to families back at home (American Red Cross 2016).
Her contributions to the war effort were so significant that General Butler made her the “Lady in Charge” in 1864. In other words, she was put in charge of the Army of the James hospitals—all this without ever receiving any formal nursing education. The nickname that the soldiers gave to her—Angel of the Battlefield—was deserved because she would risk everything to minister to the soldiers wounded in the midst of battle, bringing them whatever comfort she could. She was devoted to them in a way few others ever were (Pryor 2018). She would often arrive at a battlefield seemingly just in the nick of time with necessary supplies to help surgeons save soldiers who had been wounded and might otherwise have died. This happened frequently time and time again—at the Battle of Fairfax Station, Harpers Ferry, Fredericksburg, South Mountain, Cold Harbor and many others (Tsui 2006).
Even at…She became one of the most remarkable and well-known women through her contributions during the war because she was indefatigable: she never stopped, never begged off, never slouched, and showed more of what it means to be a nurse than any other formally trained nurse in the US at the time. She brought attention to the needs of the soldiers and may have even helped inspire the soldiers of the Union to continue fighting when the fighting seemed at its most hopeless early on.
Barton was personally devoted to the soldiers, and gave everything she could to them: clothing, food, supplies, care—whatever she could come up with. She inspired other women to do the same and thus she helped to spread a kind of fanatical devotion to the men fighting, bleeding and dying for…
and, Barton personally oversaw relief to civilians that had been devastated by the religious wars in Turkey and Armenia in 1896 (Pryor, 2006). It was during this time that nearly 200,000 Armenians had been killed, alone (Barnett, 2004). What little time Barton could spare from her Red Cross efforts went towards her larger interest in social reform. "In 1883 she reluctantly served as the superintendent of the Massachusetts Reformatory Prison
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Nursing Dear Casey, I hope all is well with you and your family. It's been a while since I've written; forgive me as I've been busy with school, work and life in general. Over the past few weeks, I've become quite interested in the life and triumphs of Clara Barton, a 19th century nurse, teacher and pioneer who was by my account, a woman way ahead of her time. Clara Barton
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