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Dr. Mary Walker – born 1832

November 26

Mary Edwards Walker
November 26, 1832 – February 21, 1919

  • 1855 medical degree from Syracuse Medical College
  • 1863 Civil War – served as a surgeon
  • April 10, 1864 Captured by Confederate forces
  • only woman to ever receive the U.S. Medal of Honor
  • 1871 attempted to register to vote (turned away)
  • 2000  inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame

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November 26
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