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Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 – February 21, 1919) was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is one of only eight civilians, and the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.

Mary Edwards Walker - feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. The only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.

Mary E. Walker, M.D.: First woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor (Civil War)

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War.

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