Follow Clara Barton’s journey from battlefield nurse to opening the Missing Soldiers Office. Against all odds she worked to help people after the war.
Clara Barton might have earned the moniker Angel of the Battlefield at Antietam, but her deeds at the Battle of Fredericksburg solidified that reputation.
Read some of Emily Dickinson’s famous and thoughtful poetry, and gain an insight into what it was like to be alive during the Civil War.
Children played an active role in sending aid to soldiers during the Civil War. The biggest contributions can come from the smallest people.
Learn how Clara Barton combated the deadly disease of smallpox in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Learn about the impact of Alexander Gardner’s photographs taken of dead soldiers at Antietam.
“The ward is silent again
As our lady resumes her place…”
How a change in Pension law cut off hundreds of widows, and how they fought back.
From a Confederate wartime hospital, to our nation’s first hospital exclusively for mentally ill African Americans, discover the story of Central State.
By the of the 19th century, United States’ pension administration was huge: occupying an imposing building, overseeing the distribution of $138 million in pensions to nearly a million Union veterans and surviving relatives.