• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Clara Barton Monument

Dedicated: September 9, 1962
Location: Mansfield Avenue near tour stop 2.
Map Number: 3
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Clara Barton Monument

Clara Barton Monument

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Monument Text:
Clara Barton
During The Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862 Clara Barton brought supplies and nursing aid to the wounded on this battlefield
This act of love and mercy led to the birth of the present American National Red Cross

This symbolic red cross has been made from a brickfrom the chimney of the home where Clara Barton was born at North Oxford, Massachusetts on Christmas Day, 1821

Did You Know?

Robert Gould Shaw

Robert Gould Shaw served as a Captain in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry and was wounded in the Cornfield at Antietam before taking command of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry made famous in the movie Glory.