RED CROSS. American, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title may honor the American Red Cross, founded by Clara Barton  and her acquaintances and associates in Washington, D.C., in 1881. Barton first heard of the Swiss-inspired global Red Cross network while visiting Europe following the Civil War. Returning home, she campaigned for an American Red Cross and for ratification of the Geneva Convention protecting the war-injured, which the United States ratified in 1882. Barton headed the organization she established for over two decades.
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Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 107. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 143.