The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Home Collection Search

Object Record

    New Search

Clara Bartonís Northern Pass
Red Cross Museum

Clara Bartonís Northern Pass

Catalog #: M19992063.1    
Credit: Red Cross Museum

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 3" H x 5" W

Physical Description

Printed paper.

General History

Clara Barton's Civil War work began in April 1861. After the Battle of Bull Run, she established an agency to obtain and distribute supplies to wounded soldiers. In July 1862, she obtained permission to travel behind the lines, eventually reaching some of the worst battlefields of the war. She served during the sieges of Petersburg and Richmond. Barton delivered aid to soldiers of both the North and South. After the war, she became a popular and widely respected lecturer. In 1881 she established the American Red Cross, and served as its director until her death.


Country: United States
War: Civil War
Service: Support Organizations
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Behring Center Printable ScriptVisit the MuseumEducationCredits