Clara Barton - Fredericksburg VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 38° 18.128 W 077° 27.611
18S E 284876 N 4242201
Quick Description: This Sign of History is in front of Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg at 810 Princess Anne Street in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2014 6:42:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMM99C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
~ text from the sign ~
In memory of
1862 ~ Clara Barton ~ 1962

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.
erected by
Civil War Centennial Committee of Fredericksburg

Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton was born on December 25, 1821
in North Oxford, Massachusetts and died on April 12, 1912 in Glen Echo, Maryland.
The dates on the sign (1862 - 1962) are for the Centennial of the Battle of Fredericksburg.

The International Committee of the Red Cross had been founded in 1863 and then Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1962

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Civil War Centennial Committee of Fredericksburg

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Other or General Civil War

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