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New national exhibit highlights the only female Medal of Honor recipient


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New national exhibit highlights the only female Medal of Honor recipient
 
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For her medical efforts for the Union Army during the Civil War, Dr. Mary Walker was awarded the Medal of Honor. It is the highest award granted to members of the U.S. military. To this day, she remains the only woman to have received the Medal of Honor.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Spy, prisoner of war, patriot – at one time or another, all those words described Dr. Mary Walker, a practicing surgeon for the Union Army during the Civil War.
“She was a woman ahead of her time,” said Keith Hardison, director of the Charles H. Coolidge... :snip: https://civilwartalk.com/threads/new-national-exhibit-highlights-the-only-female-medal-of-honor-recipient-dr-mary-walker.174968/
 
 
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