Clara Barton first came to our area to nurse the wounded and ill Union soldiers during the Civil War. She returned to lead disaster recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Great Sea Island Hurricane of 1893.
Prepared by Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA, Manager of the Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort County Library, a division of Beaufort County Government, South Carolina. Creation date: 6 November 2008; Latest revision: 14 June 2017. All links active 14 June 2017.
Suggested Online Resources:
Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office Museum has over 2500 artifacts to explore online, a scholarly bibliography, and a student’s research guide as well as a biographical sketch of her life and career in “Clara’s Story.”
“Founder Clara Barton” of the Red Cross
Clara Barton Papers at the Library of Congress
Primary Source Documents and Research Resources by the National Parks Service
Clara Barton wrote a poem “The Women Who Went to the Field“.
The Civil War Trust has a short biography of Clara Barton.
Clara Barton National Historic Site has a photo gallery of images.
The National Parks Service has an interactive tour of her home. Her house was built to also be the Red Cross Headquarters so every space is used up and she makes very unusual building material choices.
A Story of the Red Cross: Glimpse of Field Work by Clara Barton. D. Appleton and Company, 1904.
The Red Cross: A History of this remarkable international movement in the interest of humanity by Clara Barton. American Red Cross, 1898.