Dr. Mary E. Walker (1832-1919)

Mary Edwards Walker was an American physician and woman's rights activist. She was a physician in the army for the first three years of the Civil War. She is the only woman from the Civil War to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. Walker insisted on wearing pants rather than a dress for which she was harassed and even arrested for "masquerading in men's clothes." In 1917 her Medal of Honor was revoked because her service had not been combat-related.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES20970
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1492px
Width:
1023px
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