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

Membership Badge to Post-Civil War Union Veterans Organization, The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.).

Civil War Medal Of Honor. Thomas Custer, George's brother, earned two Medals of Honor during the Civil War.

Image detail for -The Civil War as Revolution – Part I

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

Confederate Medal of Honor by peachy92, via Flickr. Photo taken in Marietta, Georgia July 3, 2009.

Mary Edwards Walker 1832-1919 Congressional Medal of Honor, Civil War Combat -Women in Military Service -the first female surgeon in the US Army.

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, Civil War surgeon, POW and Medal of Honor recipient.

Women in War
Women in War

Civil War Medal of Honor- the GAR created a problem because its medal was so similar to the MOH.

Civil War medal. ( Grand Army of the Republic medal that was distributed to federal veterans in 1866)

Dr Mary Edwards Walker, Civil War civilian surgeon who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for Meritorious Service