Congressional Medal of Honor


Definition of Congressional Medal of Honor

: medal of honor [Mary Edwards] Walker was one of the first female physicians in the United States. She was also an early women's rights activist and the only woman ever to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.— Bonnie Goldsmith, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, 2010

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First Known Use of Congressional Medal of Honor

1878, in the meaning defined above

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