Ok, I found the source. It's her own response to the MoH roll determination in early 1916, which I pulled from the National Archives. She signs it "Mary E. Walker, M.D., A. A. Surgeon in War of 1861-5 with rank of 1st Lieutenant." PM me and I'll send you the photograph, as I'm uncertain how to post it here. NARA (DC), RG 94, E496, W-2068-vs-1863, letter of May 24, 1916.
I'll dig through my files to see if I can find it, but a quick search reveals that several books (the one the thread is referencing as well as at least one modern book) reference her as a first lieutenant. She obviously was not a first lieutenant, and to the best of my recollection she was the source of the claim. She wrote the War Dept.
Source: Archive of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), University of Maryland Libraries, Special Collections.
This is an illustration for the bio-sketch of Emily P. Beeler
Source: The Masses (September, 1913).p. 17.
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Lily Ray Glenn was a leader during the Woman Suffrage Movement, and was commissioned to travel all around Kentucky talking about Women’s Suffrage during the year 1914. It is recorded that she was in Louisa, Kentucky in July of that year. The Big Sandy News, a local newspaper located in the town of Louisa, reported on her being in the town on a Friday, and reported this news in their July 24, 1914 issue. The title of the article is, “The Suffragists Meet” and is located on the front page of the paper.
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