Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Preview

Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the American Red Cross, lived in a Washington, DC boarding house. She… read more

Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the American Red Cross, lived in a Washington, DC boarding house. She employed twelve clerks on the third floor in her “Missing Soldiers Office,” where they received over 60,000 letters from families searching for lost sons and husbands.

In 1996, Richard Lyons, a carpenter for the General Services Administration was helping to prepare the building for demolition when he discovered an original office sign in the attic.

American History TV visited the building on seventh street to learn about the Missing Soldiers Office, and to hear the story of Richard Lyons, who worked alone for months to save the building from demolition.

Also appearing in this program is historian Susan Rosenvold, superintendent of Clara Barton’s Missing Soldier’s Office. close

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Program ID:
305140-2
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 31, 2012 | 10:38am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 07, 2012 | 5:26am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Mar 31, 2012 | 10:38am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 01, 2012 | 10:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 01, 2012 | 9:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 02, 2012 | 12:53am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 02, 2012 | 6:38am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2012 | 8:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2012 | 11:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 07, 2012 | 2:25am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 07, 2012 | 5:26am EDT | C-SPAN 3