Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

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Raised by 23 people in 53 months
David Price
for National Museum for Civil War Medicine Inc
 FREDERICK, MD
Clara Barton is known for her work as a nurse and Red Cross founder, few know of her groundbreaking and tireless work with MIA/POW efforts. Few know that she lived and worked in downtown Washington DC during the Civil War.  She changed the official disposition of nearly 22,000 missing soldiers utilizing 63,000 pieces of correspondence from this space.
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Visitors to the CBMSO Museum had the opportunity to listen to Tracey McIntire and Dr. Audrey Scanlan-Teller speak on the experiences of over four hundred women who disguised themselves as men to serve heroically in Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. The presentation illuminated not only individual stories, but gender roles and military culture during the Civil War Era. Both speakers dressed authentically as Civil War female soldiers! ‪#‎VisitorsoftheDay‬ ‪#‎CivilWarEducation‬ ‪#‎WomensHistory‬

REMEMBER: Every Saturday afternoon in March the CBMSO Museum is hosting a Free Lecture Series in honor of Women's History Month. The CBMSO Museum is open Saturdays from 11:00am-5:00pm; Lectures begin at 2:30pm in Room 9 of Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office! ‪#‎FreeLecture‬ ‪#‎FreeAdmission‬
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Visitors to the CBMSO Museum had the opportunity to listen to Historian C. R. Gibbs, author of "Black, Copper, and Bright: the District of Columbia’s Black Civil War Regiment," tell the story of the First Regiment, United States Colored Troops, organized in the District of Columbia in 1863. The regiment fought in over a dozen engagements through Virginia and North Carolina, losing hundreds of men to injury and disease. Gibbs recounted the formation of the regiment, made up of fugitive slaves and free blacks, the battles it endured, the toll on its men, and their joyous welcome home. ‪#‎VisitorsoftheDay‬ ‪#‎CivilWarEducation‬

REMEMBER: Every Saturday afternoon in March the CBMSO Museum is hosting a Free Lecture Series in honor of Women's History Month. The CBMSO Museum is open Saturdays from 11:00am-5:00pm; Lectures begin at 2:30pm in Room 9 of Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office! ‪#‎FreeLecture‬ ‪#‎FreeAdmission‬
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Visitors to the CBMSO Museum had the opportunity to listen to C.R. Gibbs, renowned historian of African-American history in the District of Columbia, lecture on the creation of the United States Colored Troops and their service during the Civil War. Over 180,000 African-Americans enlisted in the USCT, constituting 10% of the Union Army by the end of the Civil War. Soldiers of the USCT served with distinction in every theater of the war and nearly 40,000 never returned. Although placed in segregated units, the Civil War service of African-American soldiers marked a major advancement toward equal civil rights and helped create opportunity for Black Americans. ‪#‎VisitorsoftheDay‬ ‪#‎ClaraBartonSelfie‬

REMEMBER: Every Saturday afternoon in February the CBMSO Museum is hosting a Free Lecture Series in honor of Black History Month. The CBMSO Museum is open Saturdays from 11:00am-5:00pm; Lectures begin at 2:30pm in Room 9 of Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office! ‪#‎FreeAdmission‬ ‪#‎FreeLecture‬ ‪#‎CivilWarEducation‬
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Visitors to the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office had the opportunity to listen to Robert Slawson, MD and author of "Prologue to Change: African Americans in Medicine in the Civil War Era," lecture about the unlikely story of a handful of African-American physicians who rose against discrimination to serve as surgeons for the Union Army during the Civil War. ‪#‎VisitorsoftheDay‬ ‪#‎ClaraBartonSelfie‬

REMEMBER: Every Saturday afternoon in February the CBMSO Museum is hosting a Free Lecture Series in honor of Black History Month. The CBMSO Museum is open Saturdays from 11:00am-5:00pm; Lectures begin at 2:30pm in Room 9 of Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office! ‪#‎FreeAdmission‬ ‪#‎FreeLecture‬ ‪#‎CivilWarEducation‬
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Amy Barger
52 months ago

I've been portraying Miss Clara Barton for the past 2 years here in Illinois. The only reason I picked her was because of how tall she is. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. I've enjoyed every bit of it and learned a lot. I try to be as authentic as possible so I'm still learning a little more about her each and every day. Most of all I'm looking forward to seeing this museum once it's opened. My family and I can't wait.

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Raised by 23 people in 53 months
Created September 25, 2013
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National Museum for Civil War Medicine Inc
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wonderful show on c-span, what a hero she was!

Amy Barger
52 months ago

I've been portraying Miss Clara Barton for the past 2 years here in Illinois. The only reason I picked her was because of how tall she is. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. I've enjoyed every bit of it and learned a lot. I try to be as authentic as possible so I'm still learning a little more about her each and every day. Most of all I'm looking forward to seeing this museum once it's opened. My family and I can't wait.

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