Mary Edwards Walker 1832 - 1919

Obstacles Faced

  • 1. Mary was captured by the confederate army for several months.
  • 2. She was trying to pursue a career in a men's field.
  • 3. She went into the army to be a medic and was in the dangers of the battlefield.
  • 4. People tried to hold her back from pursuing her career because of her gender.
  • 5. When she joined the U.S. army as a surgeon, the army didn't believe in her.
Famous Quote - "Let the generations know that women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom." - Mary Edwards Walker

Personal Qualities

  • 1. Caring
  • 2. Outgoing
  • 3. Outspoken
  • 4. Leader
  • 5. Smart
  • 6. Brave
  • 7. Friendly

Significant Contributions

  • 1. She was awarded a Medal of Honor for her service in the army.
  • 2. She was the first woman as an US Army surgeon.
  • 3. She made the lives for women easier and better by her braveness.
  • 4. She persuaded the US Army to let her in which let women be able to serve for our country.
  • 5. She volunteered her service in an Indiana hospital to help sick troops.


  • Nov 26, 1832- Birth.
  • Apr 25, 1848- Women's Rights Convention.
  • Apr 24, 1853- Became the second female doctor.
  • May 23, 1855- Graduated from Syracuse with a Doctor of Medicine Degree.
  • Apr 24, 1856- She got married to Albert Miller.
  • July 21, 1861- Battle of Bull Run.
  • Apr 10, 1864- Captured and imprisoned by the confederate army.
  • Aug 12, 1864- She was released by the army.
  • Jun 15, 1865- Mary was discharged from her service.
  • Feb 21, 1919- She died in Oswego, New York.
Created By
Gavin Johnson Cole Petri


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