Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office, Part 1

Clara Barton - known as the "Angel of the Battlefield'' and founder of the American Red Cross - converted rooms in a Washington, DC… read more

Clara Barton - known as the "Angel of the Battlefield'' and founder of the American Red Cross - converted rooms in a Washington, DC boarding house into what she called the Missing Soldiers Office. She employed 12 clerks who worked with families searching for lost sons, brothers, husbands and fathers who did not return from the Civil War. The office closed in 1868, but was rediscovered in 1996 by carpenter Richard Lyons as he readied the building for demolition. Now, as preparations are underway to restore Clara Barton’s rooms to their 19th century appearance, we hear Lyons' story and tour the third-floor office that historians call a time capsule. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 8, 2012
Last Aired:
Jul 22, 2012

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  • Apr 08, 2012 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 08, 2012 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Apr 14, 2012 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Jul 22, 2012 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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