Mary Edwards Walker was born on November 26, 1832 (age 87) in New York, United States. She is a celebrity doctor.
Mary Edwards Walker was an American feminist, an alleged spy, women's right activist, an abolitionist and a prisoner of war. She is the only woman recipient of the ˜Medal of Honor', the highest recognition for bravery in the ˜United States Armed Forces'. In an era when womanhood was associated mainly with being a wife and a mother, she married wearing a man's coat and trouser; retained her name and later got divorced. She often questioned orthodox medical practices including widespread practice of amputation. At a time when sectarian physicians and women were regarded incompetent for ˜Union Army Examining Board', she volunteered and served as a surgeon during the American Civil War. Mary Walker was mistaken as a spy and captured by Confederate forces and sent to Richmond, Virginia, as a prisoner of war when she tried to attend injured civilians by crossing enemy lines. She was later freed in exchange of a prisoner. At the end of the war she worked actively as an advocate and defendant of the women's suffrage movement through her writings and lectures. She supported refinement of dress for women and also sported men's clothes during lectures on rights of women.
She had four older sisters and one younger brother.
She was the only woman in her class at Geneva Medical College, where she graduated in 1855.
While working for the Union Army as a surgeon during the Civil War she was captured by the Confederate Army and was held as a prisoner of war in Richmond, Virginia.
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As far as we know Mary Edwards Walker has died February 21, 1919 ( age 87)
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She was recommended for the Medal of Honor by General William Tecumseh Sherman.
● Mary Edwards Walker was born on November 26, 1832 (age 87) in New York, United States ● She is a celebrity doctor
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