Mary Edwards Walker in her later years, 1911. She received the Medal of Honor for her work as a surgeon during the US Civil War, the only woman to ever get one. In 1917 the Army tightened up the rules for what you had to do/be to get the MoH...and deleted 911 names from the Medal of Honor Roll, including hers. She kept her medal and wore it till her death. Jimmy Carter restored her medal posthumously.
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) was a field surgeon serving the Union Army; in 1864 she spent several months as a prisoner of war in Richmond. She was the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor for bravery in the American Civil War. She dressed in menswear for most of her adult life, including trousers and tophats.