Clara Barton

The most awesome person of the Civil War

Clara Barton

Evidence: She put her life in danger to patch up wounded soldiers on the front lines.

Warrant 1: Before her dad died he told her that it was her duty as a Christian to help the soldiers. That April after his death she returned to Washington to gather some supplies.

Warrant 2: Barton finally gained permission from Quarter Master Daniel Rucker to work on the front lines. She worked to distribute stores, clean field hospitals, apply dressings, and serve food to wounded soldiers in close proximity to several battles, including, Ceder Mountain, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburge.

Warrant 3: In 1864 she was appointed by Union General Benjamin Butler as the "Lady in charge" of the hospitals at the front of the Army of the James. Among her more harrowing experiences was an incident in which a bullet tore through the sleeve of her dress without striking her and killed a man to whom she was tending. She is known as the " Angel of the Battlefield."

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