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Clara Barton’s Nursing Career

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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.”



The Freedmen’s Bureau in Virginia

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The Freedmen’s Bureau in Virginia

Hear the remarkable story of the Freedmen’s Bureau work in war-torn Virginia after the Civil War on April 19, 2018 at the Missing Soldiers Office


Clara Jones: A Forgotten Civil War Nurse

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Discover the story of Clara Jones whose remarkable war-time experiences included assisting the wounded on a hospital ship, in Alexandria, and at Gettysburg between work as a full-time teacher.


A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time

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Join us at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office on Thursday, December 14 at 6 PM as author Paula Tarnapol Whitacre discusses her research into the Civil War experiences of Julia Wilbur.


“It Feels A Shame To Be Alive”

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An army graveyard Library of Congress

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.




A Creature of Its Time: The Pension Bureau

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Courtesy of the LOC

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.


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