Clarissa Harlowe Barton was a teacher, patent clerk, humanitarian, and nurse. She never married, and at a time when few women worked outside the home, she made a career helping others. In 1862, Clara Barton gained permission from the government to work at the front lines. She distributed stores, applied dressings and served food to wounded at Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. Once while nursing a soldier a bullet tore through the sleeve of her dress. It did not strike her but killed the man to whom she was tending. After the war, she ran the Office of Missing Soldiers, delivered lectures, and worked for civil rights, and women’s suffrage. In 1881, she helped establish the American Red Cross.
This Clara Barton mug is part of our US Civil War series profiling participants in the War Between the States. Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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