Women in Combat: The Revolutionary War Experience

TitleWomen in Combat: The Revolutionary War Experience
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1981
AuthorsDe Pauw, Linda Grant
JournalArmed Forces & Society
Volume7
Issue2
Pagination209-226
Date Published1981
Abstract

During the American War for Independence, tens of thousands of women were involved in active combat. The women of the Army have been misunderstood by historians, since after the military developed other mechanisms to perform their functions, their contributions were rapidly forgotten. Moreover, the historians who have touched on the subject have unfairly characterized them as 'camp followers' or 'prostitutes.' This article provides a different view, including testimony concerning Army wives, women in the Medial Corps, women in artillery units, women as regular soldiers, women in militia units, and women in frontier warfare.

URLhttp://afs.sagepub.com/content/7/2/209
Short TitleWomen in Combat
Reprint EditionAvailable through SAGE Journals Online.
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U21.5 .A74