The Daughters of Liberty

The Daughters of Liberty

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  • Women played a very important role during the revolutionary war. For example, they would bring water to the soldiers, they went behind enemy lines as spies, and even fired cannons. these lovely ladies were called The Daughters of Liberty. 
  • Girl, you'll never believe it! I was recruited to help out the Patriots! 
  • OMG! 
  • At first, it started out small. The Daughters of Liberty would fetch water or clean the soldier's soiled uniforms.  
  • Oh no! They are just here to fetch water and help with the laundry. 
  • Since when did they allow girls to join the army? 
  • Little by little The Daughters of Liberty became more important as they acquired more responsibilities. For example, the women would nurse the wounded Patriots. 
  • They should be alright as long as they rest. 
  • Are my buddies gonna be okay? 
  • The Daughters of Liberty even went undercover as Ladies of the Night, who lived and worked in brothels. These women collected information about the British and reported back to the Patriots. 
  • Well, hello there. That red really brings out the color of your eyes. 
  • Did it hurt when you fell from heaven because you look like an angel!
  • Hannah Blair was a famous Daughter of Liberty. She was a Quaker from North Carolina. Hannah Blair harbored Patriots on her farm when they needed shelter. She also helped by delivering secret messages to other carriers. Hanna Blair also cooked, cleaned, and bought supplies for the soldiers. 
  • You guys can stay here. 
  • Thank you!
  • Some brave women, disguised themselves as men since enrolling into the military was illegal if you were a woman. Two famous female soldiers were Deborah Sampson (Robert Shurtliff) and Ann Bailey (Sam Gay). Deborah Sampson was enlisted for over a year until she was found out. Ann Bailey was promoted to Corporal before her identity was revealed. She was arrested and imprisoned for her crime.
  • Uh, okay?
  • Deborah? 
  • No, I'm Robert!
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