February Wild West Trivia

The first Monday of each month I post a Wild West Trivia Question. Please leave your answer or best guess in the comment section of the blog post for a chance to win one of my books. At the end of the week, I’ll draw a name from all those who entered the contest and post the winner’s name in the comment section–be sure to check back to see who wins!

Question: Clara Barton was the daughter of a farmer and war veteran and built a career helping others.  What was one of her greatest accomplishments?  And what nickname was she given due to her heroism during the Civil War?

Clara barton

Born in Oxford, Massachusetts, in 1821, Clara Barton was the daughter of a farmer, a war veteran, whose stories inspired her lifelong interest in military affairs.

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25 thoughts on “February Wild West Trivia

  1. Yes, she was known mostly for founding the American Red Cross, but since you asked for “one of her many accomplishments”, I’ll add that she founded the National First Aid Society in 1904 (at the age of 87) after she resigned from the American Red Cross in 1900. What I found amazing was that she became a teacher at 17 years of age and six years later founded her own school. Totally awesome and a woman who paved the way for so many more women for generations to come.

    • And yes, she was known as the Angel of the Battlefield, although an MGM 1939 short bio movie about her was called Angel of Mercy.

  2. She was an educator, worked in the U.S. Patent Office and was an independent nurse during the Civil War. While visiting Europe, she worked with a relief organization known as the International Red Cross, and lobbied for an American branch when she returned home. The American Red Cross was founded in 1881, and Barton served as its first president. She was nicknamed ‘Angel of the Battlefield’

  3. She was the founder and 1st president of the American Red Cross. And her Civil War nickname was “Angel of the Battlefield”

  4. Clara Barton was one of the co-founders of the American Red Cross, supporter of the Womens Suffrage Movement, Pioneer in the field of nursing and her nickname in the Civil War was “The Angel of the Battlefield”

  5. She was a teacher and nurse and is most well known for founding the American Red Cross. Her nickname during the Civil War — Angel of the Battlefield.

  6. Clara Barton’s greatest contribution was creating the American Red Cross. She was known as The Angel of the Battelfield during the Civil War.

  7. Clara Barton was an independent nurse who founded the American Red Cross. For her
    work during the Civil War, she was nicknamed the Angel of the Battlefield.
    Pat C.

  8. Clara Barton [ Clarissa Harlowe Barton ] founded the American Red Cross. She was called Angel of the Battlefield during the American civil war. She also opened probably the first free public school.

  9. Clara Barton’s name sounded so familiar and now I know why. Not only was she the “Angel of the Battlefield,” she was the founder of the American Red Cross. She was so dedicated to helping others.

  10. Congratulations to Suzanne Edwards–the winner of my February Wild West Trivia Contest!

    Clara Barton — Called the “Angel of the Battlefield” for her first aid heroism during the Civil War, she was instrumental in founding the American Red Cross

    She was a pioneer American teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when relatively few women worked outside the home, Barton built a career helping others. One of her greatest accomplishments was founding the American Red Cross. This organization helps victims of war and disasters. She was never married, but had a relationship with John J. Elwell. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Barton

    She was known for her first aid heroism during civil war and considered a famous humanitarian in the history of our country. Born in Oxford, Massachusetts, in 1821, Clara Barton was the daughter of a farmer and war veteran, whose stories inspired her lifelong interest in military affairs.

  11. Clarissa Harlowe “Clara” Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneer nurse who founded the American Red Cross. In 1864 she was appointed by Union General Benjamin Butler as the “lady in charge” of the hospitals at the front of the Army of the James. Among her more harrowing experiences was an incident in which a bullet tore through the sleeve of her dress without striking her and killed a man to whom she was tending. She is known as the “Angel of the Battlefield.”

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