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By Michael Herrick, November 4, 2015
Dorence Atwater, Plymouth's Civil War Hero
1Connecticut (Litchfield County), Terryville — Dorence Atwater, Plymouth's Civil War Hero
Dorence Atwater, Plymouth's Civil War Hero Dorence Atwater grew up in the Terryville section of Plymouth. He enlisted in the union Army in 1861 and was captured by Confederate forces in 1863. In February 1864, he was moved to the infamous . . . Map (db m28053) HM

2District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Clara Barton 1821 - 1912The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Clara Barton lived a lifetime of tireless service to others. During the American Civil War, she became known as the “Angel of the Battlefield,” delivering supplies and caring for the sick and wounded. After the war, Barton organized a . . . Map (db m92177) HM
3District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 3 — Clara Barton, Angel of the Battlefield at HomeCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“I have paid the rent of a room in Washington... retaining it merely as a shelter to which I might return, when my strength should fail me under exposure and labor at the field.” Clara Barton, December . . . Map (db m36174) HM
4District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Missing Soldiers
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: . . . Map (db m36172) HM
5Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Clara Barton1821-1912 — Founder of the American Red Cross —
Clarissa 'Clara' Harlowe Barton traveled through Tampa, in 1898, on her way to and from Cuba during the Spanish American War. Barton often stayed at the home of J. Mack Towne, which was located just north of this marker at 350 Plant Avenue. There . . . Map (db m156548) HM
6Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Clara Barton
In Commemoration of the Untiring Devotion of Clara Barton ———— 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 . . . Map (db m12126) HM
7Kentucky (McCracken County), Paducah — 1032 — Clara Barton's Visit
The organizer of the American Red Cross in 1881, Clara Barton, came to Paducah March 13, 1884, on the steamboat "Josh V. Throop" to help direct relief work during the Ohio River flood. Relief boats traveled from Pittsburgh to Cairo in first flood . . . Map (db m158788) HM
8Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — Clara Barton HouseRegistered National Historic Landmark
Clara Barton House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . Map (db m70672) HM
9Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — The Clara Barton House
Early headquarters of the American Red Cross and home of Clara Barton, founder and First President, who lived here until her death in 1912. Located just south of this marker, the house had an unusual interior of Steamboat Gothic design with railed . . . Map (db m303) HM
10Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — The Clara Barton TrailClara Barton National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Did you know a heroine lived right here in Glen Echo, Maryland? Fearless, selfless. and determined, Clara Barton dedicated her life to helping others. Know as the “Angel of the Battlefield” during the Civil War and founder of the . . . Map (db m104015) HM
11Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Clara BartonAntietam National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"I have been permitted to stand by your loved ones when the trial hour came..." For some, service to their country ended with the Civil War. For Clara Barton, this was the beginning. Barton, a forty year old teacher, patent clerk and . . . Map (db m20671) HM
12Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Clara Barton
During the Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862 Clara Barton brought supplies and nursing aid to the wounded on this battlefield. The act of love and mercy led to the birth of the present American National Red Cross Additional . . . Map (db m141486) HM
13Massachusetts (Worcester County), North Oxford — Clara Barton’s Birthplace1630 – 1930
One mile westward Clara Barton, "the angel of the battlefield," was born in 1821. A volunteer nurse in the Civil War, she served the International Red Cross in the Franco-Prussian War, founded the American Red Cross and served as its president for . . . Map (db m48042) HM
14New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Clara BartonWomen's Heritage Trail
Clara Barton, best known as a Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross, was significant in New Jersey history for beginning the first "free" public school in the state. Barton took a teaching position in Hightstown in 1851, at the . . . Map (db m36470) HM
15New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Clara Barton School
One of the earliest free schools of New Jersey established 1852 by Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.Map (db m33638) HM
16New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Clara Barton Red Cross Trail
Clara Barton Red Cross Trail linking chapters 1 & 2 of the American Red Cross founded by Miss Barton at Dansville & Rochester 1881 Map (db m115302) HM
17Virginia (Chesterfield County), Enon — Nurses at Point of Rocks HospitalThe Bermuda Hundred Campaign
Patients at Point of Rocks Hospital were under the care of two pioneer women in the field of medicine, Clara Barton and Harriet Dame. At a time when most women were not allowed to be near the fighting, these women saw the war close up at field . . . Map (db m109378) HM
18Virginia, Fredericksburg — In Memory of Clara Barton1862 - 1962
Founder of the American Red Cross. A devoted nurse and tireless organizer who knew no enemy but the unfeeling heart. We walk the ways she took in easing the suffering at the Battle of Fredericksburg when the churches became military hospitals.Map (db m14428) HM

19Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — “A riotous country jumble”Clara Barton National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Clara Barton's property was a reflection of her personality: practical, thrifty, and just a bit eccentric. Visitors to her home frequently commented on the utilitarian grounds filled with fruit trees and rows of vegetables instead of formal gardens. . . . Map (db m103973) HM
20Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — A Heroine's HomeClara Barton National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Beyond the trees stands a Victorian House as unique as its owner. This house was built for Clara Barton in 1891 by Edward and Edwin Baltzley as part of the National Chautauqua at Glen Echo. With 30 rooms serving as offices, bedrooms, and storage, . . . Map (db m45000) HM
21Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — A Life of ServiceClara Barton National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"You have never known me without work; while able, you never will." —Clara Barton Clara Barton lived a life that transcended limitations. She built a career of humanitarian service in a society that did not grant her full rights . . . Map (db m45245) HM

22Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — "God has indeed remembered us"
At a farmhouse and barn not far from here, Clara Barton labored without sleep for three days, comforting the wounded of the Battle of Antietam with water, food, and medical supplies. Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, began her . . . Map (db m5902) HM

23Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Andersonville Southern MagnoliaCamp Milton Historic Preserve
The Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia was one of the most notorious military prisons in American history. Following the Civil War and under the direction of Congressman William Seward; Clara Barton and Dorrance Atwater, a former . . . Map (db m142654) HM
24Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — Glen Echo ParkGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Fun is where you find it... Glen Echo Park, the Washington DC Metro area's premier amusement park from 1898 to 1968, is the only amusement park preserved by the National Park system. In the early 1890's this was a National Chautauqua . . . Map (db m130060) HM
25New York (Livingston County), Dansville — First Local Red Cross
In this church was organized the first local Red Cross Society in the United States by Clara Barton, August 22, 1881.Map (db m75848) HM
26Texas (Shackelford County), Albany — 13676 — The Rev. John Brown, Clara Barton and the 1886-1887 Drought Relief
Scottish immigrant John Brown (1842-1903) moved west following his theological studies in New York. He married Mary Jane Matthews Larn near Fort Griffin and in 1884 became minister of Albany Presbyterian Church, just as West Texas farmers and . . . Map (db m85634) HM

27Maryland (Montgomery County), Cabin John — Lockhouse 10Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
After being neglected for nearly a decade, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal received new life with the New Deal programs in the late 1930s. Two African American Civilian Conservation Corps camps were setup at nearby Cabin John and Carderock to . . . Map (db m105328) HM

28Maryland (Montgomery County), Darnestown — Disease, Death, and Medical Discoveries During the Civil WarThe Graveyard — Darnestown —
Soldiers feared bullets and bayonets on the battlfield, but the greater danger was the invisible presence of bacteria in both Union and Confederate camps. By 1865, 620,000 men were casualties of war; the bulk succumbed to communicable diseases like . . . Map (db m69818) HM

29Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — F-42 — Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War
From April to June, 1898, Tampa served as port of embarkation for U.S. troops on their way to Cuba. Some 30,000 troops arrived in Tampa and 16,000 embarked from Port Tampa on June 7. The Tampa Bay Hotel was headquarters for the force's leaders . . . Map (db m13635) HM
30Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — F-31 — Tampa Bay Hotel
Henry B. Plant built this ornate Moorish structure at a cost of $3 million. Opened in 1891, it became the social and cultural center of early Tampa. During the Spanish American War it was headquarters for troops going to Cuba and housed such . . . Map (db m20020) HM
31Kentucky (Daviess County), Owensboro — 1478 — "Stirman's Folly"
This imposing Victorian structure built circa 1860 by Dr. William Doswell Stirman, a successful physician. Received its name because he spent a fortune building it. In 1915, Samuel R. Ewing, civic leader and tobacco farmer, purchased and remodeled . . . Map (db m160124) HM
32Kentucky (Hardin County), West Point — James Young House
This Federal style house was built by the town's founder, James Young, in 1797. Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, stayed here while distributing flood relief to the victims of the 1884 flood.Map (db m122119) HM
33Pennsylvania (Cambria County), Johnstown — American Red Cross
On June 5, 1889, Clara Barton and a group of American Red Cross volunteers arrived in Johnstown to help the survivors of a devastating flood resulting from the failure of the South Fork Dam. It was one of the first major disaster responses for the . . . Map (db m74402) HM
34Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — Clara H. BartonFounder of the American Red Cross
Here at Fairfax Station in early Sept. 1862, after the Second Battle of Manassas and the action near Chantilly, Clara Barton ministered to the suffering. By her humane and tireless efforts this Angel of the Battlefield helped move over 3000 wounded . . . Map (db m102) HM
35Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Falmouth Railroad StationStafford, Virginia
During the Civil War, a railroad station stood on this site. The station consisted of a warehouse, a platform, quartermaster tents, and several sidings. Trains arrived and departed on the hour traveling to and from Aquia Landing. The station . . . Map (db m75944) HM

36Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookmont — A Canal HomeChesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
“When I was 7, we moved [to the] lock, and we were very happy. My mother was so happy to have a home; she was just about wild. And we did love it here, as a locktender, you know?” —Lavenia Cross Waskey The . . . Map (db m112121) HM

37Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Prisoner Burials
The prisoners' headstones are only inches apart. As the death rate at Andersonville escalated to 100 per day, officials abandoned the use of pine-box coffins and had the bodies buried shoulder to shoulder in trenches. At first only numbered stakes . . . Map (db m173069) HM
38Kentucky (Livingston County), Smithland — 938 — Ned Buntline / Gower House
Ned Buntline. Pen name of Edward Z. C. Judson, father of the dime novel, came to Smithland to publish his works; lived here in 1845. He brought fame to “Buffalo Bill” (William Cody) thru stories and promotion of his renowned . . . Map (db m170134) HM
39Kentucky (McCracken County), Paducah — 1065 — Historic River Front
(front:) Here the Tenn. River flows into the Ohio. Owen's Island opposite Kentucky Ave. There in 1779 George Rogers Clark's small army landed to prepare for its defeat of the British in the Illinois country. In 1780 Col. John Donelson . . . Map (db m154667) HM
40Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — The Hall of PhilosophyGlen Echo Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
If you were in this spot in 1891, you would have seen a two-story building nestled in trees overlooking the Potomac River and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The Hall of Philosophy was part of the National Chautauqua Assembly at Glen Echo, which offered . . . Map (db m104011) HM
41New Jersey (Middlesex County), Woodbridge — Henry Inman
Inman Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Colonia, was named for the painter Henry Inman (1801-46), the leading American portraitist of his time. Born in Utica, New York, Inman excelled in portrait painting and created lasting works of President . . . Map (db m126630) HM
42Ohio (Logan County), Bellefontaine — 10-46 — The Honorable William Lawrence(1819 - 1899)
Born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, William Lawrence moved to Bellefontaine shortly after graduating from Cincinnati Law School in 1840. Lawrence was prosecuting attorney for Logan County (1845); a member of the Ohio Legislature (1846, 1847, 1849-51, . . . Map (db m22049) HM
43South Carolina (Beaufort County), Frogmore — 7-32 — The Great Sea Island Storm
( Front text ) On the night of August 27, 1893, a huge "tropical cyclone," the largest and most powerful storm to hit S.C. until Hurricane Hugo in 1989, made landfall just E of Savannah, Ga. With gusts as high as 120 mph and a storm . . . Map (db m8782) HM
44Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 9921 — American Red Cross, Galveston County Chapter
Within days of the devastating storm of 1900 Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, arrived in Galveston with personnel, supplies, and relief funds. Assisting the relief effort, which included Galveston Island and several mainland . . . Map (db m153172) HM
45Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Dedicated September 19, 1858 by Rt. Rev. John McGill, Bishop of Richmond. — Catholic workers, who were employed in building the Fairfax Railroad pass, began work on the structure in 1856. They were assisted by members of the nearby Hamill . . . Map (db m184) HM
46Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — ChathamFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Chatham has watched quietly over Fredericksburg for almost 250 years—an imposing, 180-foot-long brick manor house once visible from much of town. It has witnessed great events and played host to important people. George Washington, Thomas . . . Map (db m35385) HM
47Virginia (Stafford County), Fredericksburg — J-60 — Chatham
Chatham, a Georgian manor house, was completed in 1771 for planter William Fitzhugh and his wife, Ann Randolph. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were visitors here. Many enslaved African Americans worked on the plantation, and in Jan. 1805 a . . . Map (db m171422) HM
48Virginia (Stafford County), Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg Campaign
Ambrose E. Burnside's Union army had found existing bridges destroyed, and now R. E. Lee's Confederates awaited attack on high ground beyond Fredericksburg. On December 11, 1862, the Union engineers shivered in the early morning as they broke a skim . . . Map (db m4723) HM

49Maryland (Montgomery County), Cabin John — "…an extravagant expression of Victorian romanticism."
Guests at the Bobinger brothers’ Cabin John Hotel entered the grounds by way of an ornate iron foot bridge crossing Cabin John Creek and ascended along manicured paths to the garden entrance shown here. The place was extravagant in every way, . . . Map (db m164232) HM

50District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — The American Red Cross
Generations of Americans have given themselves to help others at home and around the world through the American Red Cross, generously donating time, money and blood. They have helped feed, shelter, and clothe those in need—from thousands of . . . Map (db m131073) HM
51Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Patriotic Work of the National Woman's Relief Corps
This Tablet is Erected in Commemoration of the patriotic work of the Women's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, in the preservation and improvement of this historic site, comprising 87 acres, of which . . . Map (db m48152) HM
52New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Notable Bordentown ResidentsDelaware River Heritage Trail
Though never larger than a small village, a remarkable cross section of notable and influential people lived in Bordentown in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Leaders of the American Revolution who lived on Farnsworth Avenue included . . . Map (db m160154) HM
53New York (Warren County), Johnsburg — Mathew B. BradyCivil War Photographer — CA. 1822-1896 —
Childhood Home Near this Site Matthew Brady was born of Irish immigrant parents and grew up here in Johnsburg off what is today called Pasco Road. Some records suggest that he was actually born here. Youngest of three children, his father was . . . Map (db m137822) HM
54Texas (Shackelford County), Moran — 18805 — Moran Church of Christ
The Hulltown Church of Christ organized shortly after the establishment of the village of Hulltown (later Moran) in 1883. In the early years, the congregation met in different homes. In 1886, real estate investor, Bem Scott, deeded Block 30, Lots . . . Map (db m144892) HM
55Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — Fairfax Station“The angel of the battlefield.”
The first Fairfax Station depot, built by Irish immigrants in 1852, was a stop on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad from Alexandria to Gordonsville. Early in 1862, after Confederate forces withdrew, the railroad carried military supplies and . . . Map (db m885) HM
56Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Vast HospitalFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park — National Park Service —
Wounded Union Soldiers in a Fredericksburg yard, May 1864. All but one of these men have been wounded in the leg. Most of the wounded soldiers brought to Fredericksburg survived… …But some did not. Hundreds of men died in the hospitals here . . . Map (db m2575) HM
57Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Vast HospitalFredericksburg: Timeless.
During the December 13, 1862 battle, thousands of wounded Union soldiers were crowded into Fredericksburg's houses and churches, including the Presbyterian Church across the street from you. During that period, Clara Barton, the future founder of . . . Map (db m148062) HM

58Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Women in Military Service for America Memorial
[Quotes are etched in glass on the top of the memorial:] I'm still so very proud of my Naval service. I would do it again if I could. Mildred Pearl Lane, Yeoman 2nd Class, US Navy, World War I This award doesn't have . . . Map (db m137193) WM
59Virginia (Chesterfield County), Enon — Historic Point of RocksThe Bermuda Hundred Campaign
Point of Rocks takes its name from a 60-foot high sandstone cliff located here along the Appomattox River. The site was used by Native Americans as a camp and observation point, and was mentioned by Captain John Smith in his notes on Virginia. A . . . Map (db m109399) HM
60Virginia (Chesterfield County), Enon — Point of RocksU.S. Military Hospital Site — Bermuda Hundred —
Point of Rocks, named for a sandstone cliff on the Appomattox River, marked the southern end of the Union defensive line that stretched across the Bermuda Hundred peninsula. In May 1864, the Union army seized property east of the present-day park . . . Map (db m54255) HM

61New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — The Delaware: A National TreasureDelaware River Heritage Trail
The 330-mile Delaware River is the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi River is the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi River. Its watershed drains an area of 14,119 square miles in four states. This nationally . . . Map (db m160163) HM
62Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — The Tremont Houses
The present Tremont House is the third Galveston hotel to bear the name. The island's first Tremont House was built by the firm of McKinney and Williams in 1839 on the southwest corner of Postoffice and Tremont Streets. An impressive two-story . . . Map (db m117389) HM
63Virginia, Manassas — The Manassas Industrial School / Jennie Dean Memorial
Welcome to Manassas Industrial School/Jennie Dean Memorial, part of The Manassas Museum System. This Memorial tells the story of an institution of learning that was unique in Northern Virginia and of the visionary African-American woman who . . . Map (db m143085) HM

64Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Veterans Plaza
(left panel) "... We take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion ... that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom ..." Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg . . . Map (db m113541) WM
65Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — The Spirit of ’98Freedom • Patriotism • Humanity
Erected by the State of Ohio to the honor and memory of the Ohio veterans of the Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection and the China Relief Expedition. 1898 — 1920 “The cause which triumphed through their valor will . . . Map (db m9868) HM
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