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MEDAL OF HONOR: MARY WALKER

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3: MEDAL OF HONOR: MARY WALKER

Mary Walker, one of the first women to earn a medical degree in America, served as a contract surgeon for the U.S. Army during the Civil War. Often crossing enemy lines to treat sick civilians, she was captured by Confederate soldiers and held as a prisoner of war for several months before being released in an exchange. Dr. Mary Walker is the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor.

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