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Clara Barton Letter

  • Aired: 07/12/2010
  • 17:31
  • Rating: TV-G
Tucked into the pages of an antique book, our contributor has what he thinks may be a letter written by Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. Dated July 1866, the letter reports the death of a man named Israel Brown and has an envelope addressed to J. Blair Welch. Did Clara Barton actually write this letter? If so, why was she writing about these men?
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What does this letter reveal about America's early efforts to honor its war dead?
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