• Clara Barton and Her Work During the Civil War

    The Chevy Chase Historical Society continued marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a spring lecture about Clara Barton, the shy federal government worker who risked her life bringing supplies and support to soldiers in the field during the Civil War, then went on to establish worldwide disaster relief efforts and the American Red Cross before dying at her home in Glen Echo, MD.

    Barton’s extraordinary life was described by Kevin Patti, Clara Barton National Historic Site park ranger, at CCHS’ spring meeting at the Chevy Chase Town Hall in the Jane E. Lawton Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD.