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Andrew Russell

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By: Andrew Russell Clara Barton General Information Clarissa Harlowe Barton was born on Christmas, December 25, 1821, the youngest of 5 children. She died in 1912 at age 91. She was born in Oxford, Massachusetts. Clara was educated at home, and at 15 started teaching school. She also was associated with the Red Cross. Clara's Childhood Clara Barton demanded and she was the first to receive an official pass from the Union Army to give soldiers supplies. She was known as the "Angle of the Battlefield." At a request of President Lincoln, Clara Barton created the Missing Soldiers Office in 1865. Her passion in serving those in need turned in a lot of achievements and continuing to inspire others. Clara's Work With the Red Cross *Clara was giving a cup of water to a soldier when he suddenly died. She noticed a hole in her sleeve from a bullet that missed her, but killed the soldier.
*After the Civil War, Clara worked to track down missing soldiers. The army kept count of lost soldiers.
*She never married or had children in her life. The soldiers were her family. Fun Facts The End Clara had two brothers, David and Steven, and two sisters, Sally and Dorthy. Her mother's name was Sarah and her father's name was Stephen. She was raised in a beautiful home in Oxford with all of her family caring for her.
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