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During the American Revolution the majority of women took part in thearmy with many roles very few stayed home to work around the houseThese women played a very important role and were known as campfollowers As a camp follower you wouldnt be paid much and gotabout half the amount of food that men got Not all women were campfollowers some had more courage then others and served in the armydisgusted as men but very few did this Most women during the AmericanRevolution played an important role in both the American and BritisharmiesAt the time of the American Revolution most women went into the army asa camp follower but for the women that didnt life was differentSome women would stay home with the children and clean and cook aroundthe house They would help with making clothing because at this timewomen had to make clothing for the family because they were not gettingcloth imported Also the first sewing machine was invented during theAmerican Revolution by a women it ran by using water For the most partwomen tried to help out as camp followers as much as they could MaryLudwig Hays was as a camp follower and she became known as MollyPitcher during the war because she was responsible for bringing waterto the troops Her husband John was in the army as a member of thePennsylvania Artillery Margret Cochran Corbin was also a camp followershe followed her husband and other men in the army and learned how to dothe things the men could do Margret learned how to load a cannon andfire it and later helped out in a battle She was very badly woundedwhen she did this and left the war to go live in Philadelphia She laterdied and was buried under the name Captain Molly because mostpeople looked at her as a hero and a role modelAnother important woman that was not known as a camp follower wasDeborah Sampson The unique thing about
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