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Matthew and Alex

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Matthew and Alex
Mary Edwards Walker
She won the Medal of Honor on November 11, 1865 for her actions in the Civil War. She is the first and only woman to receive this award.
Citizenship
She was awarded with the Contract Acting Assistant Surgeon award in 1863 by the Army of the Cumberland, and became the first female Army Surgeon in the U.S.
Honor
Courage
She worked as a field surgeon for two years near the Union front lines, being in Fredericksburg and Chattanooga after the Battle of Chickamauga.
Patriotism
Even though she was denied commission as a medical officer, she still volunteered as a nurse in the Civil War.
Bibliography
http://www.medalofhonornews.com/

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
She was the first woman to be an Army Surgeon, she was a nurse both in the hospital and on the front lines and saved many lives of the Union.
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