The only woman to win the medal of honor fought for her role in the Civil War

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker in 1911. (Bain News Service/Library of Congress)

Mary Edwards Walker was no stranger to sneaking across enemy lines. When she wasn’t acting as a surgeon to tend to the Union wounded, she would sometimes enter Confederate territory — with armed escort and two pistols in her saddlebags — to deliver supplies to their hungry and deprived citizens. But one day, General William Tecumseh Sherman asked her to embark on …

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3 thoughts on “The only woman to win the medal of honor fought for her role in the Civil War

  1. An inspiring story of female determination and courage. I was pleased to read that her medal was reinstated, but saddened to learn that she received shoddy treatment from both sides in that conflict.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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