Women / Persons ~ P12494

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

Gender: Female
Life Dates: 26 November 1832 - 21 February 1919
  • Abolitionist
  • Activist
  • Activist, Women's Rights
  • American (US)
  • Cross dresser, male impersonator
  • divorced or separated
  • Medicine (doctor)
  • Military
  • Prisoner or captive
  • Speaker, Lecturer, Public Reader
  • Suffragette
  • Temperance worker
  • Writer, Nonfiction
Note: served as field surgeon during the Civil War; held as prisoner of war by the Confederates; first and only woman to receive the Medal of Honor; supported abolition and prohibition; feminist and nonconformist (retained maiden name in marriage)
persons with degrees of separation from Dr. Mary Edwards Walker