Walker, Mary Edwards – Medal of Honor


This Mary Edwards Walker mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Mary Edwards Walker and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

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Mary Edwards Walker, born in Oswego, NY, earned a medical degree in 1855 and operated a private practice.  When the Civil War broke out, she volunteered her services and treated wounded civilians and soldiers.  She was captured in 1864 after crossing enemy lines by Confederate forces.  Accused of being a spy, she was sent to Richmond as a prisoner of war and was eventually released in a prisoner exchange.  She is the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor and one of eight civilians.  She served as a nurse and later a surgeon at the Battles of Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chattanooga and Chickamauga. She was the first woman surgeon employed by the U.S. Army.  After the war she was writer, lecturer, and active in the women’s suffrage movement.

This Mary Edwards Walker mug is part of our Civil War Series profiling participants in the War Between the States.  Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.  We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.

The content on the mugs is crafted for a stunning visual experience and to inspire an interest to learn more about history.  Robert Compton, who developed HistoryMugs, colorized the hundred-year-old photographs in order to bring the individuals back to life.  Biography and images are designed and printed in Bristol, Vermont, USA.

  • 11 oz. mug:  3.75” H x 3” D
  • 15 oz. mug:  4.5″ H x 3.25″ D
  • Mugs are premium hard coated ceramic, which are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
  • Shipping charges drop dramatically on orders of 8 or more.


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