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“My sleepy emotions awoke me and…Clara Barton was there, an angel of mercy doing all in mortal power to assuage the miseries of the unfortunate soldiers.”
Discover how Clara Barton understood the tragedy of the Lincoln Assassination and how it relates to terrible events in our own times.
Cornelia Hancock saw some horrifying things in her time as a Civil War nurse. Hear in her own words how she dealt with the trauma.
“Rally! and prove that ye are men!
Rally! and let us do or die!
For war, nor death, shall boast a shade
To daunt the Union Black Brigade!”
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.