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September 17, 1862
Battle of Antietam, Maryland - Miss Barton and her wagons arrived on the field prior to the battle. She provided surgeons with desperately needed medical supplies. She later wrote an account of her experience, Notes on Antietam.

February 21, 1866
Clara Barton testifies during the 39th Congress, First Session, concerning her experiences and observations while working in Andersonville, Georgia. Her testimony is recorded in the official record for the Reports of the Committees of the House of Representatives.

March 10, 1866
The United States Congress appropriates $15,000 to reimburse Miss Barton for expenses associated with her search for missing soldiers.

Clara Barton writes and distributes a small pamphlet, The Red Cross of the Geneva Convention: What It Is.

Miss Barton composes and delivers her poem, The Women Who Went to the Field.

September 8, 1900 a hurricane devastated Galveston Texas. Miss Barton directs her last major field relief work in the wake of a storm which left 6,000 dead. In two months, the operation distributes $120,000 worth of money and supplies and one and a half million strawberry plants.

Clara Barton heads the U. S. delegation to the Seventh International Conference of the Red Cross held in St. Petersburg, Russia. She publishes her official report.

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