Not only was she an important nurse in the US Civil War, she also played a key role in bringing the Red Cross to America.
While visiting Europe, she worked with a relief organization known as the International Red … Clara Barton defied them. Doctors demanded male nurses during the Civil War.

Clarissa “Clara” Harlowe Barton, who is a daughter of a farmer and a woman who is a valued member of the community from Massachusetts, was the very first president of the American Red Cross organization. She was a nurse on the battlefield, providing care to soldiers. Here, Matt Goolsby follows his first ‘nurses in war’ article on Cornelia Hancock ( availabl Clara Barton is considered one of the greatest nurses ever. Clara Barton: Her influence on the development of nursing as a profession. The extraordinary woman known as the ‘Angel of the Battlefield’ eventually founded the Red Cross Clara Barton was an independent nurse during the Civil War. Clara Barton was there, an angel of mercy doing all in mortal power to assuage the miseries of the unfortunate soldiers.” In her capacity as a nurse during the Civil War, Barton operated independently of all government or private organizations. She was a nurse on the battlefield, providing care to soldiers. Nurse, I think, will be tops because nurses seem to be most enthusiastic as a group towards Barton, but Barton did not want to be remembered for nursing.
That led me to consider what lasting contributions Barton made to the profession. Legendary American Civil War-era nurse Clara Barton was extraordinary in many ways.

Clara formed the American Red Cross in 1881.