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Gettysburg Address Exhibit. gov/exhibits/gadd (accessed on October 20, 1999). Library of Congress, American Memory. Selected Civil War Photographs. html (accessed on October 20, 1999). Rutgers University Libraries. Civil War Resources on the Internet. html (accessed on October 20, 1999). Where to Learn More xxxvii Clara Barton Born December 25, 1821 Oxford, Massachusetts Died April 12, 1912 Glen Echo, New York Union nurse known as the “angel of the battlefield” for treating wounded Union soldiers Founded the American Red Cross C lara Barton is one of the most remarkable women in American history.
For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. McPherson, James M. Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. , ed. Encyclopedia of Civil War Biographies. Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference, 2000. Mitchell, Joseph B. Military Leaders in the Civil War. New York: Putnam, 1972. Mitchell, Reid. Civil War Soldiers: Their Expectations and Their Experiences. New York: Viking, 1988. Morris, Roy, Jr. Sheridan: The Life and Wars of General Phil Sheridan.
Serves under Lee In April 1864, Beauregard finally left his coastal command. He was reassigned to Virginia, where he took command of a rebel force that was responsible for defending Richmond against attacks from the North. Beauregard performed well in his new responsibilities, defending both Richmond and neighboring Petersburg from Union attacks in May and June. He then settled in to help Confederate general Robert E. Lee (1807–1870; see entry) in his defense of Petersburg, even as he traded insults with Davis and other political enemies.