A Woman of Honor: Dr. Mary E. Walker and the Civil War
Written by Mercedes Graf
This book provides the reader with a glimpse into the life of Mary E. Walker, a woman doctor who struggled to be accepted and compensated in the same manner as her male counterparts. In is an excellent account of an Army doctor during the Civil War who was captured and held as a prisoner of war herself.
Mary Walker derived the deepest kind of satisfaction from helping wounded soldiers and their weary families. After the war she became involved in countless benevolent activities. Walker gave lectures, attended suffragette meetings, and wrote articles on health and dress reform. It was her belief that “Congress should assign women to duty in the Army with compensation, as well as colored men, averring that patriotism has no sex.”
Softcover, 112 pages