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    Dr. Mary E. Walker: Medal of Honor Winner. Items related to Dr. Mary Walker, an assistant surgeon in the United States Army who received the Congressional Medal of Honor for her work treating the wounded. She also wore male attire which was made legal in her specific case by an Act of Congress. The lot includes a signature written in pencil on card stock, another autograph written in pen and dated December 22, 1876, a 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" sepia-tone photo of Walker in her old age wearing the Medal of Honor (mounted to board), a 4-page 1912 letter from Ruth Doane describing her visit to Walker and her acquisition of Walker's autograph (included), together with the transmittal envelope. Some toning on first page of 1912 letter.

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    December, 2015
    12th Saturday
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