Vote online to help us get $100,000 from the Partners In Preservation Program sponsored by the National Historic Trust and American Express. Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers is 1 of 24 historic places competing.
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During the Civil War, Clara Barton’s downtown office was the first ever dedicated to locating soldiers missing in action. She responded to over 63,000 letters, most of which required some kind of research that eventually lead to published lists of the names of the missing so that anyone with knowledge of their whereabouts or death could contact her. By the time the office closed in 1867, she had identified the fate of over 22,000 men. Discovered in 1997 by the GSA, the office is a true time capsule.
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