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The Persistence of Dr. Mary Walker

Categories: History, NYS History, People

For Women’s History Month, our podcast co-hosts tell the story of Dr. Mary Walker: physician, heroine of the Civil War, and the only woman in history ever to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Born to progressive parents in western New York, Walker would defy the odds to become a surgeon, spy for the Union Army during the Civil War, and go toe-to-toe with prominent suffragists. Walker is buried in the Oswego Rural Cemetery.