Patriot Poem

Was the only participant in ride that reached Concord

Accompanied by Revere and Dawes in ride

Apart of the Midnight Ride

In Continental Army

Samuel

Was very brave

Was primary courier of message

Massachusetts patriot during the American Revolutionary War

He was taken prisoner and died April 18, 1717

Credit for Photo: Wikipedia.org

Women in the Revolution

Emily Geiger
During the summer of 1781, General Greene wanted to send a message to General Sumter. Emily Geiger volunteered to deliver the message, but at first General Greene told her that the journey would be to dangerous for her. After she finally convinces him, he tells her to destroy the message if she was caught and she sets off on her journey. On her way, she is accused of being a spy by redcoats and they think they should search her. The redcoats thought that it would be more proper for a lady to search her, so they take her to a nearby farmhouse. She is put in a room and does not know what to do with the message so she memorised the message and then… she eats the message and when she was searched she was found clean.She arrives at General Sumter’s camp and tells him the message word for word.

Captain Molly
At age 5, her mother was kidnapped and father killed. She was a camp follower, she cooked meals for the men, washed clothes, and helped around the camp. When the war started, her husband was killed and instead of escaping like the other women she helped the men fight and loaded the cannons.

Sybyl Ludington
Her father (who was a militia leader) needed to gather his militia for a important matter. It would be a dangerous mission, but Sybel volunteered anyway. The militia met with her father, and they were told what they needed to do. Later, the militia left and the touries came. Sybel did not want them to get her father and she had a brilliant idea… to keep her father safe, they marched back and forth with brooms and hats on, which looked like the militia was there and ready for an attack.

Deborah Samson
Deborah Samson wished she could be a soldier and serve her new nation, a man tells her that women are not fit for battle and that they needed to learn manners, and tend to home.She disguised herself as a man, deepened her voice, and enlisted for the remainder of the war. She used a brother’s name that had died long ago. The men couldn’t tell she was a woman because she was unusually tall and had grown muscular from working on the farm. While she is in the war, she gets a head wound and gets shot in the leg. She was took to a medical center, the doctor wraps the head wound and asks her if she has any other injures. She tells him she does not, because if she would of told him they would of found out she was a girl. When they all leave the room, she sneaks outside and tries to get the bullet out of her lead with a stick. Later, the doctor finds her and they all find out she is a woman!!!

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