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  • Jen Furniss

    ca. 1880’s, [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 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 th

  • Emily Dawkins

    ca. 1880’s, [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 and spy....Mary Walker remains the only woman recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.”

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