(1821 - 1912) pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross
"... I wish to hand this to a young lady of this city ... in behalf of Mrs. Clayton who remembers to have once served in the Tenth Army Corps Hospital at Point of Rocks, where I was, in the front of General Butler`s Army. She with four other ladies came out from this city ... and did volunteer service as nurses. Not under me as I had no nurses under me, but wherever they found something to do. Mrs. Clayton is now a widow ... is poor and ill and helpless ... you who know everything may be able to rend her a service ... in the hope that you may be able to give some word of counsel or advice ... [I] am at present with Dr. Hall-Brown ..."
On June 23, 1864 Barton was placed in charge of nursing at a X Corps hospital near Point of Rocks, Virginia, appointed by Major General Benjamin F. Butler. The `flying hospital` served the wounded from the almost daily fighting outside Petersburg. Dr. Lucy Hall-Brown was a prominent physician and friend to Barton.
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