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“An 1855 graduate of Syracuse Medical College, Mary Walker was an author and early feminist who gained distinction during the Civil War as a humanitarian, surgeon and spy. Walker was actually appointed surgeon of the 52nd OVI in 1863 by General Thomas in recognition of her skills and was captured in 1864 and ultimately exchanged for a Confederate officer “man for man.” She was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in January 1866.

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[cabinet card of Mary Walker wearing her medal of honor], Collins Studio “ “An 1855 graduate of Syracuse Medical College, Mary Walker was an author and early feminist who gained distinction during the Civil War as a humanitarian, surgeon.

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civil war nurses---I remember when my mother dressed me up as Clara Barton.

Eliza George was one of the first women in the United States to officially serve as an army nurse. She served General Sherman's army in the Civil War

Eliza George was one of the first women in the United States to officially serve as an army nurse. She served General Sherman's army in the Civil War.

Francis Clayton disguised herself as a man and fought in the Civil War. She was found out only after being wounded.

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Oppression by Omission: Women Soldiers Who Dressed and Fought as Men in the Civil War by Maria Popova “Women lived in germ-ridden camps, languished in appalling prisons, and died miserably, but honorably, for their country and their cause just as men did

Fugitive African Americans Ford Rappahannock

Fugitive African Americans fording the Rappahannock River. Rappahannock, Virginia, August 1862 to escape slavery. Courtesy of Library of Congress

Cornelia Hancock, a young Quaker from New Jersey, was one of the first nurses to arrive at Gettysburg. She served as a nurse through the rest of the war, also caring for former slaves seeking refuge in Washington, DC.

New Jersey Civil War nurse, Cornelia Hancock Nurse at the Battle of Gettysburg

Miss Clara Harris (Married Major Rathbone)

Clara Harris was present with the Lincolns and her fiancee Henry Reed Rathbone in the presidential box at Ford's Theater the night Lincoln was shot

Private Sandoe and his wife, Diana, from a photograph on the park information marker near the monuments     n June 26th 1863 fell   Priv. Geo. M. Sandoe of Capt. Robert Bell's   Independent Cav. Co. of Adams Co. After-  wards Co. B. 21st P.V. Cav. He was the first soldier killed on the battlefield of Gettysburg

Diana & George Sandoe - George Sandoe was killed in the Confederate Raid on Gettysburg (June

American Civil War field surgeon Dr. Mary Walker in custom tailored suit, London

American Civil War field surgeon Dr. Mary Walker in custom tailored suit, London

Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman was 15 at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. Her memoir "At Gettysburg, Or What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle" is one of the best-known accounts of a civilian's experience of a Civil War battle.

Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman was 15 at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. Her memoir "At Gettysburg, Or What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle" is one of the best-known accounts of a civilian's experience of a Civil War battle.

On the blog, we take you behind the scenes of "Rebel," a documentary about a woman who fought and worked as a spy during the Civil War. She was also dismissed as a hoax for a while.

The signature image for REBEL is a composite of two portraits of Loreta Velazquez passing as Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, soldier and spy of the American Civil War, played by actress Romi Dias. Photo by Gerard Gaskin, graphic work by Hayley Parker.

In a nutshell, the difference between Union and Confederate tombstones is the top of the stone. Union tombstones, such as that of Chas. Fetters, have rounded tops. Confederate tombstones, like that of Sgt. R. Shipp, have pointed tops.

The difference between Union and Confederate tombstones is the top of the stone. Union tombstones, such as that of Chas. Fetters, have rounded tops. Confederate tombstones, like that of Sgt. Shipp, have pointed tops.

Future War Stories: FWS Topics: Female Soldiers

Future War Stories: FWS Topics: Female Soldiers

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