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  • Mary Walker, 1864 (The Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections)

    Using stories to tell history

    December 11, 2012

    Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the only woman physician to serve as a surgeon during the Civil War and the first woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Legacy Center does not have a collection of her works, but instead holds the Lida Poynter papers, a collection of unpublished research on Dr. Walker. This collection was used for Playing with the Past, a digital toolkit for high school students.

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