Clara Barton and the Pratt Street Riots
April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Join Education Specialist Michael Mahr as he presents the story of Clara Barton and the Pratt Street Riots.
Join us on April 8th from 2 PM – 3 PM at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum for a presentation on the Pratt Street Riots.
One week after the attack on Fort Sumter, people from across the country started to arrive in Washington City. On April 19th, 1861, the 6th Massachusetts Infantry became involved in an incident that became known as The Pratt Street Riots. Shortly thereafter, the regiment arrived in Washington where they were met by their former schoolteacher, Clara Barton. She would tend to their wounds, write letters home to families, and comfort the men while they were recovering.
The presentation is included with admission to the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum and FREE for NMCWM members.
The Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum is located at 437 7th St. NW, Washington D.C.