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 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.
Thank You Mary: 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!
DR. MARY EDWARDS WALKER (feminist, abolitionist, alleged spy, surgeon and only female recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for hardship endured as a prisoner of war)