Dr. Mary Edwards Walker is America's first and only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for Meritorious Service for her contributions to the American Civil War as a field surgeon. This article provides an overview of her life and many roles: surgeon, feminist, abolitionist, social reformer, suffragette, nonconformist and eccentric.
Sutherland, Laurie. "Dr. Mary Edwards Walker: Women of the Mayflower Series." Mayflower Quarterly. 76. (2010): 110-16. Print.