By Ann Hood
Whereas exploring The Treasure Chest, Felix and Maisie are transported to a Massachusetts farm in 1836. disenchanted that they've no longer landed of their cherished big apple urban, they ask yourself why they have been delivered to Massachusetts to fulfill a tender woman named Clara Barton. probably Clara has a message for the twins? or perhaps they've got one for her?
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She arrived at Culpeper, Virginia, days after a fierce conflict and instantly got to work at a poorly outfitted box medical institution. for 2 days and nights, Clara tended the wounded squaddies. those stories with wounded squaddies proven her trust that she used to be wanted at the battlefields—not again in Washington, D. C. She lobbied the Senate relentlessly for extra offers and higher box hospitals, all of the whereas nursing the wounded at significant battles comparable to Antietam and Fredericksburg. In 1865, after the Civil struggle ended, President Lincoln positioned Clara in command of finding lacking prisoners of warfare. She and her assistants spoke back hundreds of thousands of letters that poured in, giving or inquiring for information regarding the lifeless and lacking. round this time, a tender Union soldier named Dorence Atwater got here to Clara’s door. whereas being held by way of the Confederates in a South Carolina prisoner of warfare camp, Dorence copied down a massive checklist of lifeless squaddies’ names. whilst Dorence used to be published from felony, he concealed this checklist in a laundry bag and smuggled it via enemy traces. Afraid that the names of the lads who had died could by no means get to their households, he requested Clara Barton to assist him submit the record and locate the households of the warriors. She agreed. His record of approximately 13 thousand males, later known as “The Atwater List,” grew to become well-known and helped hundreds of thousands of households research the destiny in their household. whereas Clara used to be on a holiday in Europe in 1870, the Franco-Prussian warfare broke out. She heard concerning the newly validated overseas Committee of the pink Cross—a aid association to assist nurse wounded soldiers—and provided her prone to them. in the course of the battle, Clara organize reduction facilities in different war-torn towns and used to be provided the Iron go, a different army honor. Clara Barton started her crusade for an American pink go in 1873; in spite of the fact that, she met resistance. such a lot american citizens concept this association used to be pointless in view that they can now not think that the USA might ever back face a struggle as poor because the Civil conflict. yet Clara confident President James Garfield that the recent American purple move may well reply to crises except battle. In 1882, that dream got here precise. Over the following twenty years, Clara and the yankee pink go supplied nurses, easy provides, and reduction facilities in emergencies as various as woodland fires, floods, and outbreaks of typhoid and yellow fever. The final contribution Clara Barton made to the yankee crimson pass was once in September 1900. After the devastating storm and tidal wave that hit Galveston, Texas, and killed six thousand humans, Clara confirmed an orphanage. She additionally helped receive the fabrics had to rebuild homes and arranged newspapers around the kingdom to simply accept contributions on behalf of the comfort attempt. Clara Barton was once a pioneer within the box of nursing. She is known because the founding father of the yankee crimson go. yet she may be such a lot liked for her function at the battlefields of the Civil battle, the place she earned the affection and admire of millions and have become referred to as the Angel of the Battlefield.