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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Missing Soldiers

 
 
Missing Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 25, 2010
1. Missing Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  
Missing Soldiers.
Office, 3rd Floor, Room 9
Miss Clara Barton

Clara Barton is famous for her fierce determination and courage to save lives on the Civil War battlefields, and later for founding the American Red Cross.

1861-1865: During the Civil War, Clara Barton lived, worked stored medical supplies on the third story of this building when she was not on Civil War battlefields.

1865-1868: After the Civil War, Clara Barton created the Missing Soldiers Office on the third story of this building to help families find soldiers missing in action.

The President's Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History and the U.S. General Services Administration dedicates this plaque in March of 2000.

 
Erected 2000 by the President's Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History and the U.S. General Services Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkWar, US CivilWomen.
 
Location.
Missing Soldiers. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 25, 2010
2. Missing Soldiers. Marker
38° 53.752′ N, 77° 1.307′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 7th Street Northwest south of E Street Northwest, on the right. Marker is off the sidewalk at the doorway of No. 437 ("488 1/2"). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 437 7th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clara Barton, Angel of the Battlefield at Home (here, next to this marker); "Blodget's Hotel" (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel F. B. Morse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Roots of Freedom and Equality (about 500 feet away); Mary Church Terrell (about 500 feet away); General Post Office (about 500 feet away); Discover DC / Gallery Place / Arena (about 600 feet away); Chief Petty Officers' (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Additional keywords. Clarissa Harlowe Barton.
 
Clara Barton image. Click for full size.
3. Clara Barton
- etching by John Sartain, 1867. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.)
The Missing Soldiers Office was on the 3rd floor of the building at left image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 9, 2010
4. The Missing Soldiers Office was on the 3rd floor of the building at left
437 Seventh Street, NW.
Missing Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 13, 2016
5. Missing Soldiers Marker
Unfortunately the Clara Barton Museum on the site is not operational at the time of this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,361 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on September 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on September 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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