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Lesly, Shayne, Mary claire

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on 10 September 2013

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Transcript of Lesly, Shayne, Mary claire

One of the nation's 1.8 million women veterans was the only one to earn Congressional Metal Of Honor, for her service during the Civil War.
Walker was finally appointed assistant surgeon in the army of Cumberland and she made a uniform for herself in response to the demands of traveling with soldiers working in field offices
In 1917..
Congress tried to take away her medal, she refused and wore it until the day of her death in 1919
personal view point
Being an american citizen is all about showing patriotism by honoring the people that support and defend our country and those who show courage by fighting for us.
She was...
When war broke out, she came to Washington and tried to join the union army; though denied as a medial officer she volunteered anyway serving as an acting assistant surgeon.
September 1863
Lesly, Shayne & Mary Claire
Mary Edwards Walker
Research Sources
"Dr.Mary lost the medal simply because she was 100 years before her time
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