Florence Nightingale: "Florence Nightingale, a nurse, spent her night rounds giving personal care to the wounded, establishing her image as the 'Lady with the Lamp.' http://www.biography.com/people/florence-nightingale-9423539
Harriet Tubmanfugitive slave who, at great peril to herself, helped nearly 300 slaves escape the South via the Underground Railroad, she was also a Civil War spy and nurse; a promoter of education, though illiterate; and a campaigner for women's suffrage.
This is a portrait of Clara Barton. Her home, now a museum, is about 3 miles up the road from us. She was an American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. During the Civil War, Clara brought comfort to countless injured soldiers and prisoners. She was recognized by many Union Generals, and Abraham Lincoln for her selfless service during the war. It was on this day, May 21, in the year 1881 that Clara formed the American Red Cross.