Guide to Lincoln's Life and Legacy

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3-10 Women in the Civil War of

A Living Resource Guide to Lincoln's Life and Legacy

In the North
Clara Barton (1821-1912) – a surgical assistant at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Fairfax Court House, Fredericksburg, Antietam, and the Wilderness, she came to be known as the “Angel of the Battlefield.” She became a co-founder of the American Red Cross in 1881.

Clara Barton circa 1866. Wikipedia. 18 July 2008.

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) – the first American woman to earn a medical degree, she was an active champion of abolition and women’s rights who organized the Woman’s Central Association of Relief, training nurses for service in the war

Elizabeth Blackwell. Wikipedia. 18 July 2008.


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