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Womeninrevolution

  1. 1. Women in the American Revolution
  2. 2. Deborah Sampson Gannett <ul><li>Disguised herself as a man to fight in the Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>She was wounded in battle, but was not discovered as a female until she was hospitalized for a fever. </li></ul><ul><li>She was honorably discharged. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mary Ludwig <ul><li>Accompanied husband, John in Pennsylvania militia </li></ul><ul><li>Washed clothes, cooked, took water to the soldiers during battle </li></ul><ul><li>When husband was wounded at Battle of Monmouth she took his place loading the cannon. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Margaret Corbin <ul><li>Went to war with husband </li></ul><ul><li>Did laundry, made bandages, sewed </li></ul><ul><li>Took her husband’s place in battle when he was killed. </li></ul><ul><li>She was seriously wounded. </li></ul><ul><li>She received a cash settlement of $30. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Rebecca Mott <ul><li>Home was taken by Loyalists who planned to use it as a British fort </li></ul><ul><li>She set her home on fire so they couldn’t use it. They had to evacuate. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Nancy Hart <ul><li>Lived near Savannah, GA </li></ul><ul><li>Disguided herself as a man and pretended to be crazy. She was able to get through British lines and get information by doing this. </li></ul><ul><li>They became suspicious and went to question her. </li></ul><ul><li>She continued to act odd, but secretly sent her daughter to get help. </li></ul><ul><li>She offered the Redcoats a meal. While they ate she grabbed a gun. </li></ul><ul><li>One tried to resist and was shot. </li></ul><ul><li>The others surrendered and were hanged from trees when her husband returned. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lydia Darragh <ul><li>From Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>Teenager during the war - seen as harmless </li></ul><ul><li>Spied on British </li></ul><ul><li>Quaker </li></ul>
  8. 8. Dicey Langston <ul><li>From South Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Teenager during the war - seen as harmless </li></ul><ul><li>Spied on British. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sybil Ludington <ul><li>Teenager in NY during the war. </li></ul><ul><li>Father was commander of local militia. </li></ul><ul><li>Sybil volunteered to warn the countryside of a British attack on Danbury ,CT. </li></ul><ul><li>She rode in the middle of the night telling citizens to meet at her father’s house to fight the British. </li></ul><ul><li>She was recognized by General George Washington for her heroism. </li></ul><ul><li>She continued to help in the war as a messenger. </li></ul>

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