Even though women didn't seem like a big part of the war, many women helped fundraise money for soldiers in the war, acted as spies and used secret codes and signals, helped their husbands by being a camp follower, or even pretended to be a man and joining the army.
Foreign-Born heroes of the War
Native Americans also chose sides in the war, either because they felt a certain loyalty to that side, or because they believed in what that side was fighting for. Although, some Natives chose to stay neutral throughout the war. Some tribes provided military assistance and some chose to help by raiding colonial settlements.
Africans didn't always have the choice of picking which side of the war to support, because their owners might have forced them to support a certain side. Africans fought many battles and were promised things that they didn't always get. Some Africans fought in the war and get paid for their service .
Many Foreigners from other counties provided Americans with money, supplies, ammunition, military support, and training (people would volunteer to train the troops). Many of these foreigners are remembered in the US today for their support towards the American cause.
Some spying methods people used were ciphers and codes-which were used to prevent letters being read by the enemy, masked letters-which was using a variation of shapes to disguise the words in the letter, and the Black Chamber Operations-which were secret organizations used to decode the other sides' secret messages.
Many different weapons were used during the Revolution, such the musket, pistol, bayonet, cannon, and the sword & tomahawk. Some basic equipment was a uniform, weapon, survival gear, personal items, a hot and twine for fishing, a blanket, and an axe. There wear linear tactics and guerrilla tactics used in a battle. Lastly, if you were a prisoner at sea, you would be kept below deck.