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FC: WOMEN of the Revolution
1: Created By: Hayleigh Snyder RSCS 7th Grade Social Studies
2: Revolutionary | Deborah Samson was born in 1760in Plympton, Massachusetts. She was the oldest of at least 7 kids and learned responsibility young. Her father left when she was 5 and a few years later she was working as an indentured servant who took care of several boys. She was furious with British actions during the Revolution and asked why she couldn't fight for the country. She soon became a teacher in Middleboro, Massachusetts during the war. | She then enlisted as Robert Shurtiff for the 4th Massachusetts Regiment, Even after General Cornwallis surrendered in Yorktown fighting went on in New York. Shurtliff gained a reputation as a very outstanding soldier. | Deborah Sampson
3: Secrets | At Tarrytown, New York she was wounded in the head and thigh, she had her head treated but decided to leave the musket ball in her leg so she wouldn't be discovered. She tried to take the ball out herself and her leg didn't heal the right way. She later got a fever and fell unconscious, when the doctors treated her they found out she was a woman and they didn't tell anyone. In 1783 a doctor told the General in Fort Knox and she was then honorable discharged. | She then married Benjamin Gannet and they had three kids and often was in dire emergency in financing she talked with her friend Paul Revere. He persuaded the Massachusetts Government to give back Deborah's pay and interest of 37 pounds. This mad her mad and she lectured about her times in the war till she was given a pension of $4 a month. She died at the age 67 and died the heroine of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
4: Sybil Ludington | Sybil Ludington was born on 4.5.1761 in Fredricksburg, New York (current day Ludington). She was the daughter of a New York militia colonel. | Sybil was often called “female Paul Revere”. On April 26, 1777 the Ludingtons learned the British were under Gov. William Tryon and were attacking Danbury, Connecticut. The revolutionaries had just stored their weapons
5: Sybil was 16 when she rode 40 miles at night on horseback to spread the alarm to gather soldiers to protect the armaments. 400 troops were gathered and successfully protect the armament . She then died on February 26, 1839.
6: Molly Pitcher | Molly Pitcher (aka Mary Hays McCauly) was born in 1754 near Trenton , New Jersey | She went to the battle fields of the American Revolution at her husbands side. They went to the Battle of Monmouth and Molly carried water to the soldiers running the cannons so they could cool down the cannons. This is how she earned her nickname. Her husband randomly collapsed at a cannon and she rushed to his side. She took his place at the cannon and battled heroically throughout the battle. | She also served John Hays carrying water to the soldiers and cannons when doing this job she earned the nickname mentioned above, Molly Pitcher, this nickname stayed with her for many years to come. Once again Molly would have to fight again, her husband was wounded at the cannon , but the cannon didn’t stop firing till the battle ended. Molly had taken her husband’s place in the war twice.
7: Once the American Revolution was over she went back to Carlisle, Pennsylvania with her second husband. Once he died she was voted an annuity for her services in the war. This was shocking because she didn’t get an award for being a veterans’ widow ,but for being a veteran. People said that she cursed like a soldier and chewed tobacco like one, too. Her story is very often confused with Margret Corbin’s.
8: Betsy Ross | Betsy Ross was born in 1752 and she was an American seamstress. | Her real name was Elizabeth Griscom Ross. She is known for making the first American flag for the American Revolution.
9: Margret Corbin | Margaret Corbin was born in 1751. She was in the American Revolution and became a heroine. | She took command of her husband’s cannon after he was killed on the attack at Fort Washington, this happened on November 16, 1776. She was the first woman to be imprisoned by the government in 1779. | She died in 1800. In 1916 her remains were moved to West Point, New York from Highland Falls, New York. In West Point she has a monument in her honor.