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Clara Barton Historical MarkersThis series features markers detailing the life of Clara Barton, famed Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross.
By Michael Herrick, November 4, 2015
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|
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|
|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|
| “I have paid
the rent of a room
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|
| 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|
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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|This cemetery began as a burial place for the 12,920 Union soldiers who died in the nearby prison camp. The orderly rows and peaceful setting contrast with the misery and disease within that stockade. When Andersonville National Cemetery was . . . — — Map (db m173060) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|"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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
"... 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 ..."
Gettysburg . . . — — Map (db m113541) WM|
|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|
"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|
| 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|
|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|
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|
|One of the earliest free schools of New Jersey established 1852 by Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. — — Map (db m33638) HM|
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|
| 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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
| 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|
| 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|
|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|
|( 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|
| 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|
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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
| 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|
|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|
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|
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|
|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|
|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|