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Throughout the Revolutionary war women stood up to support their husbands countrymen and their own beliefs The most famous of these heroines were Rachel and Grace Martin Margaret Corbin Angelica Vrooman Mary Hagidorn Anne Warner Bailey Anne Trotter Bailey and the legendary Molly Pitcher All these woman had their place in battles that greatly effected the war although they are few their presence is still felt Disguised as men Grace and Rachel Martin ambushed British officers carrying important documents one night Returning home they found the officers enjoying a meal their mother had prepared The womens bravery began when the Martin sisters were tired of how the British treated women and children They sought this opportunity to help out Knowing that a courier was bringing British documents to South Carolina they set out to stop the courier and get the documents for the Patriots Borrowing their husbands clothes and pistols they waited in the dark along the road the courier would be traveling Upon hearing horses they stopped the British officers obtaining what they needed without firing a shot They were in for a real surprise when they arrived home later that night Luckily for them men in the dark look different from women in the light Returning home they found the officers enjoying a meal their mother had prepared Margaret Corbin was the first woman to ever receive wounded soldiers pension On November 16 1776 while they were stationed in Fort Washington New York the fort was attacked by British and Hessian troops John was assisting a gunner until the gunner was killed At this point John took charge of the cannon and Margaret assisted him Sometime later John was killed also With
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