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Clara Barton

Clarissa Harlowe Barton (1821-1912) was born in Oxford, Massachusetts, and attended the Liberal Institute of Clinton, New York. She organized a system of free public schools in Bordentown, New Jersey in 1851. While working for the US Patent Office in Washington, DC, Clara Barton launched her philanthropic career when the Civil War began. She used her own money to get supplies for needy soldiers, eventually becoming supervisor of nursing for the Army of the James. Her names "Angel of the...See more