ca. 1880’s, Mary Walker wearing her medal of honor. Only woman to receive a Congressional Medal of Honor in the Civil War. Civil Wars, Medical Colleges, Congressional Medal, Mary Walker, Walker Wear, Collins Studios, Confederate Offices, Cabinets Cards, Offices Man
Mary Edwards Walker - Civil War Era feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war + surgeon. She is also the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor. Often wore trousers + dressed in men's clothing, advocated dress reform for women.
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.
Mary E. Walker..She was the only woman in military service who received the Congressional Medal of Honor for her duties during Civil War. She grew up with an abolitionist family and was born in Oswego, New York. She served as assistant surgeon in Cumberland Army in 1863. She was awarded the Medal of Honor on November 11, 1865.