Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Clara Barton is not the only important person that was born in Oxford. Dr. Elliot P. Joslin, who was also born in Oxford, MA, became one of the first physicians to use insulin to save the lives of children with diabetes. Dr. Joslin helped create the Clara Barton Camp and Camp Joslin. Here is a picture of Dr. Joslin.
In my next blog entry I will tell you about the Clara Barton Camp in North Oxford.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Clara Barton became famous during the Civil War by collecting supplies for the soldiers and nursing wounded men on the battlefield. After the war was over, Clara opened a Missing Soldiers Office to help families find missing loved ones. During the war, many soldiers were buried in unmarked graves. Clara helped families find missing soldiers by publishing lists of the missing men. The photo below shows me looking at one of Clara's lists of missing men in the museum.
Clara Barton also founded the American Red Cross in 1881. Clara responded to many natural disasters in America during her 23 years as President of the American Red Cross. She delivered relief supplies to victims of Mississippi River floods in the 1880s and to the people of Galveston, Texas after a hurricane in 1900. Clara also provided relief and medical care to American soldiers in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
Clara Barton was a very busy woman who continued to help others well into her 80s. Just reading about all of Miss Barton's accomplishments makes me tired.
I will tell you about Clara's hometown of Oxford, MA tomorrow.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Here is a picture of me sitting on the front step of Clara Barton's Birthplace.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Although it was so hot, we walked all the way to the Stone Bridge. This was a bridge over the Warrenton Turnpike. This bridge was destroyed after the 1st Bull Run battle, and reconstructed in 1962. Many of the Union troops under First Division, First Brigade (Col Keyes) fought across the bridge. It was also the place where the Union troops retreated at the end of both 1st and 2nd Bull Run.
I hope you enjoyed my visit to Manassas, I know I did and I really learned tons of things.
Until my next stop...
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
From Henry Hill, we walked down to the Stone House, which was used during both 1st and 2nd Bull Run battles. It was used as a hospital or headquarters for the armies. Way before the war is was a local tavern. I went into the house and tavern part but they said I was too young to drink, and only gave me Root Bear.
Until Next time...