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Emily Geiger – Women in the American Revolution

Emily Geiger is an American Revolutionary War heroine who was captured by the Tories while on a military mission as a civilian. She was carrying an important message…

Sarah Tarrant – Women in the American Revolution

Sarah Tarrant was a nurse of Salem, Massachusetts.On Sunday, February 26, 1775, a battalion of British infantry, under Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Leslie, was sent to Salem to look…

Ann Wood Henry – Women in the American Revolution

Ann Wood Henry (January 21, 1734 – March 8, 1799) was the wife of William Henry of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a gunsmith, inventor, and patriot in the American Revolution.Born…

Jane Tuers – Women in the American Revolution

Jannetje Van Reypen Tuers was American Revolutionary War Patriot and had a role in confirming information about a British conspiracy with Benedict Arnold to take over West Point.…

Miss Jenny – Women in the American Revolution

Miss Jenny (fl. 1781) was a spy during the American Revolutionary War on the side of the British loyalists.Miss Jenny, a French-speaking woman whose real-life identity was never…

Jane Thomas – Women in the American Revolution

Jane Thomas was the wife of a Colonel in South Carolina who fought for the rebels in the American revolution. She passed key intelligence that thwarted an ambush.==Early…

Abigail Adams – Women in the American Revolution

Abigail Adams (née Smith; November 22 [O.S. November 11] 1744 – October 28, 1818) was the wife of John Adams, the first Vice President, and second President, of…

Sybil Ludington – Women in the American Revolution

Sybil Ludington (April 5, 1761 – February 26, 1839), daughter of Colonel Henry Ludington, was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War who mounted on her horse, Star,…

Nancy Ward – Women in the American Revolution

Nanyehi (Cherokee: ᎾᏅᏰᎯ: “One who goes about”), known in English as Nancy Ward (ca. 1738–1822 or 1824) was a Beloved Woman of the Cherokee, which means that she…

Sarah Franklin Bache – Women in the American Revolution

Sarah Franklin “Sally” Bache (September 11, 1744 – October 5, 1808) was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Deborah Read. She was a leader in relief work during…