The Civil War created an epidemic of unidentified dead soldiers. Find out how the issue evolved from the then to World War I.
Learn how the heroic deeds of Dorence Atwater and Clara Barton helped identify thousands of soldiers graves at Andersonville Prison.
Post-mortem photography seems an odd custom to us today, but as historian Melissa DeVelvis explains, it was an important custom in the 1800’s.
Clara Barton’s life and work paralleled the development of international emergency relief and its spread throughout the world.
This blog post examines an under-appreciated yet inspirational aspect of Clara Barton’s legacy – her time as an author and public speaker.
Discover how Clara Barton and the Red Cross formed a partnership centered on war and disaster relief that helped countless people around the world.
Read how hundreds of women flirted, cajoled, and tricked men into giving up top-secret information in their role as spies in the Civil War.
Clara Barton’s Civil War nursing experience taught her the importance of first aid. After the war, she worked to bring first aid training to civilian life.
How did Clara Barton go from a shy young girl to have a long and influential educational career? Read our latest blog to find out.
From sources of entertainment to deep morale boosters, the significance of quilts for Civil War soldiers might surprise you.