“With many folks already fully engaged in the holiday of 4th of July we turn towards the the revolutionary war and the reason we celebrate this most important American holiday. But for today, let’s take a peek at some extraordinary people (ladies) who rarely are heard of in American history. And being that the bulk of Equine advocates are caring and compassionate women I thought that ya’all might find this information to be both interesting and empowering.
We will simply kick this series off but please be sure to hit (CONTINUED) to view the rest of this most interesting story.
Thanks for all you do and have a peaceful day today, my friends.” ~ R.T.
The American Revolution was fought on the homefront, which means that women and children were often caught up in the fighting in one way or another. It was their war, too. Remember Rosie the Riveter? She symbolizes the women who worked in the factories and ran the family farms and shops while men were away fighting in WWII.
And there were many women just like Rosie in the Revolutionary War, too. A group of Philadelphia women held the first-ever fundraiser in America; they raised much-needed funds for General George Washington’s Continental Army. Less political wives and mothers even pitched in to sew the army’s uniforms. But some women felt a stronger call of duty; they are the badass women of the Revolutionary War. We begin with a short primer on the art of spycraft in that era…(CONTINUED)