First Women in the Military:
Joan of Arc (Jean D’Arc) (1429) – Helps lead the French army in forming a nation
Queen Elizabeth I (1588) – Leads the English military against the Spanish Armada
Margaret Corbin (1779): Fought with her husband at Fort Washington
Elizabeth Newcom (1846): Enlists during Spanish-American War
Dr. Mary E. Walker (1860s): First woman to receive The Medal of Honor as surgeon during Civil War.