These women were steadfast, dependable and assisted in every way imaginable, many even risking their own lives and fearing for their personal safety even though society did not easily permit females to participate in the revolutionary war, women did great things by giving to their country in many different ways. Although women were not allowed to join the military at the time, many women still served as secret soldiers during the revolutionary war these female soldiers usually disguised themselves as men by cutting their hair, binding their breasts with bandages and adopting masculine names.
Women played vital roles in the revolution, serving as soldiers, raising morale, and even spying on the enemy.
Some of the most common roles for women in the revolutionary war were cooks, maids, laundresses, water bearers and seamstresses for the army this was the first time women held these jobs in the military since these positions were usually reserved for male soldiers.
Women’s service with the revolutionary army the american revolution has proven to be a fertile ground for study one can find works as theoretical as the ideological nature of the war, and as practical as detailed troop movements in particular battles.
Women participated by boycotting british goods, producing goods for soldiers, spying on the british, and serving in the armed forces disguised as men the war also affected the lives of women who remained loyal to the crown, or were politically neutral in many cases, the impact was devastating. Regardless of which is the authentic version, the fact is that deborah samson served her country, in uniform, in the revolutionary war women have done so many unpublicized things that it is time to shed more light on their accomplishments. Some of these women fought up close one contributed from thousands of miles away but, if it weren't for these women, we might be singing my country tis of thee with its original lyrics.
And we must not forget to mention betsy ross, the most famous of revolutionary war women, who inspired the cause by producing the first american flag in the summer of 1776 ( you might also want to read the story of the star-spangled banner , though that famous flag was not sewn by betsy ross.
Revolutionary war women were able to play a significant role, specifically because men looked down upon them betsy ross sewing the first american flag because women were considered too simple to understand complex military strategy during the american revolution, men spoke freely around them.