Clara Barton Author:Helen Dore Boylston "Follow the cannon!" Clara Barton cries to the driver. And the mule-drawn supply wagon follows the guns right into the battlefield. Bullets whine. Shells scream over-head. But Clara Barton fills her arms with bandages and dressings, and sets to work to relieve the suffering of the wounded. — The time in 1861. The Civil War is raging. Every d... more »ay hundreds of men are dying painfully, often needlessly, of their wounds. And there is not one trained nurse in the United States.
"The battlefield is no place for a woman," people say. Yet nothing can stop Clara Barton in her mission of mercy. Where the wounded are, there she must be.
Before her great work is done, the American Red Cross has been founded and countless lives have been saved.« less