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Andersonville in Macon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Clara Barton

 
 
Clara Barton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2008
1. Clara Barton Marker
Inscription.
In Commemoration of the Untiring Devotion of
Clara Barton
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She organized and administered efficient measures for the relief of our soldiers in the field, and aided in the great work of preserving the names of more than twelve thousand of the brave men who died here.
 
Erected 1915 by Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Location. 32° 11.809′ N, 84° 7.722′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Prison Site Road and Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling south on Prison Site Road. Touch for map. Monument is grouped with other monuments in the northwest corner of the former prison stockade, inside the Andersonville National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Andersonville GA 31711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lizabeth A. Turner (a few steps from this marker); Father Peter Whelan (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriotic Work of the National Woman's Relief Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Escape Tunnels
Clara Barton Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2008
2. Clara Barton Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin (within shouting distance of this marker); Monuments and Memories (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhode Island (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
 
Also see . . .  Andersonville National Historic Site. National Park Service site. (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkHeroesWar, US CivilWomen
 
Monuments in Northwest Corner of Former Prison Stockade image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2008
3. Monuments in Northwest Corner of Former Prison Stockade
Clara Barton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
4. Clara Barton Marker
View looking south of the historical marker towards some of the additional historical markers and the additional prison area.
Clara Barton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
5. Clara Barton Marker
View of some of the additional prison area immediately beyond the historical marker.
Clara Barton image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
6. Clara Barton
This c. 1865 photo of Clara Barton by Mathew B. Brady hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Clara Barton considered herself foremost a relief worker, whose efforts to aid those in need consumed most of her adult life. Yet she is remembered best as a Civil War nurse and as the founder of the American Red Cross. During the war; Barton realized her true calling of service by organizing and distributing supplies to Union soldiers and visiting the fields of battle as an independent nurse. At war's end; she organized a missing soldiers office, answering thousands of inquiries from bereaved families about their loved ones. When she closed the office in 1867, she had identified the fate of some 22,000 men. Later, after attending a European meeting of the International Red Cross, Barton returned home and worked to found the American Red Cross in 1881. She served as its first president for the next twenty-three years.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,343 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on May 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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