Dr. Mary Walker
Her Father's Diary
Dr. Mary Walker’s father, Alvah Walker entered daily reflections into his diary for years. A farmer, Alvah recorded information about crops as well as having dinner with friends. Here are some pages from his diary.
Medal of Honor
Dr. Mary Walker was a surgeon during the Civil War at a time when female surgeons were rare. She was captured by the South and held as a prisoner of war. Because of her bravery, she was awarded the Medal of Honor, the only female recipient to have earned such an honor.
UPDATE MEDIA HERE
As a female surgeon in the Civil War, a Prisoner of War, Medal of Honor recipient, and a strong advocate for dress reform and woman’s rights, Dr. Mary Walker regularly met resistance to her life style. It’s been said she was 150 years ahead of her time.