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

1944 - Medal of Honor, Library of Congress photo

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Civil War Medal Of Honor.

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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.

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

Mary Walker, a woman who sought equality for women. She was a surgeon, and she wore pants– when it was illegal to do so. She was proud of her arrest for this; she wanted the right for women to wear pants. She won the congressional medal of Honor when she never even had the right to vote!