Presentation on theme: "Women of the American Revolution AMAZING WOMEN in WAR and PEACE History raves about the heroics of men in war… but few instances are mentioned in which."— Presentation transcript:
Women of the American Revolution AMAZING WOMEN in WAR and PEACE History raves about the heroics of men in war… but few instances are mentioned in which female courage was displayed. Yet during every conflict, and the peaceful years between, they too were there. verses 1776
Deborah Sampson On May 20, 1782, Deborah disguised herself as a male and joined the army. Although the last major battle of the Revolution had been fought the previous October 1781, when Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, a desperate guerilla warfare was still being fought in some areas by determined Loyalists who refused to give up.
Margaret Cochran Corbin Fought alongside her husband She cooked for the men, washed their laundry and nursed wounded soldiers. Her husband John was in charge of the cannon and Margaret assisted him. Sometime later John was killed, but Margaret continued loading and firing the cannon by herself https://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=iqTjC0wxvs8
Martha Washington In the winter Martha would knit socks for the soldiers and mend their clothing. She would feed the sick and the wounded. Her warm smile and soft words comforted many soldiers.