Smithsonian

Handout 3

“A Woman’s War,” from Joy Masoff’s American Revolutions, 1700–1800:

You might think of a battlefield as a place for men only. But many women stayed with their men during the American Revolution. Some even brought their children! Mostly the women cooked and mended torn uniforms. But some fought bravely in battle by pretending to be men. Others worked behind the scenes nursing the wounded and dying.