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Clara Barton Establishes the American Red Cross (1881)

The American Red Cross (ARC) is part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. It provides disaster relief and emergency assistance in the US and is the country's largest supplier of banked blood. American humanitarian Clara Barton established the ARC after working with the International Red Cross during a visit to Europe. Just months after its establishment, the ARC faced its first test when a fire where left thousands homeless and in desperate need of aid? More...
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The Women Who Went to the Field
BY CLARA BARTON

The following is a poem written and delivered by Clara Barton in 1892. The poem describes the nurse's work on the Civil War battlefield.

The women who went to the field, you say,
The women who went to the field; and pray,
What did they go for? - just to be in the way?-
They'd not know the difference betwixt work and play,
What did they know about war, anyway ?
What could they do? - of what use could they be?
They would scream at the sight of a gun, don't you see?
Just fancy them round where the bugle notes play,
And the long roll is bidding us on to the fray.
Imagine their skirts 'mong artillery wheels,
And watch for their flutter as they flee 'cross the fields
When the charge is rammed home and the fire belches hot;-
They never will wait for the answering shot.
They would faint at the first drop of blood, in their sight.

Read more it is so wonderful!!!

http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/primarysources/the-women-who-went-to-the.html
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