American Revolutionary War Facts

American Revolutionary War Women Facts

Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth
Patriot Molly Pitcher

Introduction

What school kid has not heard of such famous American Revolutionary War heroes as George Washington, Paul Revere, John Paul Jones, and Patrick Henry? Unfortunately many of the people who helped the United States win its independence from Great Britain are not given the recognition they fully deserve. These people are American Revolutionary War women who played a key role in Americas fight for independence. These women overcame the discrimination of that period and contributed in such ways as nursing injured soldiers, spying on the enemy, and even by directly fighting the enemy. Below you will find a list of many of these women with interesting facts and information about how they helped in Americas War for Independence.

Famous American Revolutionary War Women

American Revolutionary War Women - Secret Soldiers

American Revolutionary War Women - Spies

Women made great spies during the American Revolution. Most men just never imagined that a woman would spy on them during this period; perhaps thinking they were too simple. Well they were wrong; many women put themselves in a position to overhear important information, count soldiers, and observe troop movements while pretending to be maids, selling goods, delivering food or by some other ruse. Many of these women's names have been lost forever; never being found to be a spy or just never documented. Below is a list of a few American Revolutionary War Women who were willing to risk their lives spying on the British.