Mary Edwards Walker

Mary Edwards Walker

Meet Mary Edwards Walker, M.D. At the outbreak of the Civil War, she volunteered for the Union Army. The Army was not accepting women as medical officers, so she worked as a civilian volunteer. She often crossed enemy lines to help care for wounded civilians and...
Master of Disguise

Master of Disguise

A military field nurse, a Bible salesman, a black man named Cuff, an Irish soap peddler–these were just a few of the disguises adopted by Emma Edmonds, who fled an abusive father at age 15. Her father had wanted a son and resented her for not being a boy to help...