Presenting Clara Barton, the Angel of the Battlefield during the American Civil War!
Clarissa Harlowe Barton is a remarkable hero. She served as a field nurse, gathered and transported much-needed supplies (once, she brought bandages to units who had been forced to use corn husks to bind with), and founded the American branch of the Red Cross. She also recorded the personal information of soldiers she treated and started the Bureau of Records of Missing Men of the Armies of the United States to confirm the statuses of missing soldiers and contact their families.
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