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Harper’s Pictorial History of the War with Spain

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The photographs on this page include Miss Clara Barton in top left and Mrs. John A. Logan in bottom right. 
The photograph of Miss Clara Barton on this page was taken in 1897 and is a good representation of how she appeared during the Spanish-American War relief of 1898.  She was 76 years old when she led the American Red Cross into its first war relief effort.  This was Clara Barton’s third war, having provided relief during the Civil War as an independent citizen and the Franco-Prussian War with the German Red Cross. 

Mrs. John A. Logan, Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan, was the widow of Union General John Logan.  Together with her husband, they were originators of the idea of the Memorial Day Holiday and supporters of the organization of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and its auxiliary, the National Woman’s Relief Corps WRC).  They were early supporters of the American Red Cross and following General Logan’s death she continued with the American Red Cross and held a deep friendship with Clara Barton.  Mrs. Logan was very active in the organization holding positions on the American Red Cross Board, Vice-President and interim President following Clara Barton’s resignation in 1904.  She is the author of “Thirty years in Washington; or, Life and Scenes in Our National Capital, The Part Taken by Women in American History, and Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography.”   After Clara Barton’s death, along with Dr. Hubbell, she was one of the founding members of the Clara Barton Memorial Society. 

Clara Barton National Historic Site, CLBA 4509