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Clara Barton
Civilian
1821-1912
Massachusetts
Nurse

Later called "the angel of the battlefield," Clara Barton began attending to wounded Union soldiers after the early losses at Bull Run, and her courage in the face of danger soon became legendary. Recognizing the soldiers’ dire need for medical supplies, Barton began orchestrating donations and distributing necessary medicines and materials. Years later, the diminutive nurse went on to found the American Red Cross, affiliated with the International Red Cross.















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