nov 12, 1865 - During the American Civil War, women serve as matrons (administrators)
of hospitals as well as nurses and cooks in
battlefield hospitals. Wealthy women help fund permanent hospitals. Dr.
Mary Walker becomes the only women to receive the Medal of Honor, the
nation’s highest military honor. Women also serve as spies and some,
disguised as men, serve as soldiers.
Added to timeline:
Women in the military- Raven Crites and Victoria Fleming