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Noah and Aaron
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What she did...
Mary Edwards Walker
Mary Edwards Walker was a very honorable person. From this she was the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor.
She showed courage by saving all the soldiers in need of medical attention. In April 1864, Mary Walker was captured and imprisoned by the Confederate Army. She was released that August, after being held in Richmond, Virginia, for several months. .
How she received the medal of honor
Mary Walker retired from government service in June 1865. Later that year, in recognition of her courageous war efforts, she was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for Meritorious Service—becoming the first woman to receive the honor.
For such great citizenship she received a contract as an ''acting assistant surgeon''. She soon began supervising a hospital for woman prisoners and then an orphanage.
She received the Medal of Honor for great patriotism. Soon after Walker lectured on such issues as dress reform and woman's suffrage.