Women in the Militia-Revolutionary War
Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth. June 1778. Copy of engraving by J. C. Armytage after Alonzo Chappel.
ARC Identifier: 532935; The George Washington Bicentennial Commission, 1931 – 1932; Records of Commissions of the Legislative Branch, 1928 – 2006; Record Group 148; National Archives and Records Administration.
I have been looking into a women’s role in the militia in the past up through modern day. I was happily surprised to come across this article published in the National Archives regarding camp women who played an active role in combat during the Revolutionary War. Women in the Militia, is by no means a new or unheard of concept. Our roles can vary from actual combat to recon, to medic to supplies, to camp upkeep, cooking, and so on. It can be whatever we choose to do or however much we are willing to give. Stories like this one make me proud to be of the female persuasion.