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* MTC Updates & Inspiration »

[7 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

I am writing to you from one of my favorite places —Hilton Head, South Carolina. In fact it was a trip to Hilton Head quite a few years ago that motivated me to write “Marching Through Culpeper.” My daughter Amy and one of her college friends accompanied us, and Amy insisted that we tour Savannah because she had just read “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” When we took the tour every other word out of the tour guide’s mouth was about someone or some place in “the …

* Hidden History Facts »

[7 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

Clara Barton is rightfully considered one the greatest humanitarians of the 19th century.
She broke tradition and went to the front to nurse wounded soldiers, thus opening the door for better medical care and female nurses. She courageously assisted doctors at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Ox Hill, and even crossed the pontoon bridge at Fredericksburg under heavy fire. But in the winter of 1863 the army consolidated its medical work under the authority of Dorothea Dix and the Christian Sanitary Commission. Clara and Miss Dix had a personality clash …