During the siege of Fort Texas, camp followers were ordered to stay in underground magazines for protection. These women worked carefully to strengthen the fort. While the men were at war, the women always were working and staying on task.
hit those hammers!
let's get to work ladies.
let's sing "Marry had a little lamb ladies."
Women formed a critical component of the popular culture of the period, as trendy theatrical and musical performances drew audiences eager to witness. In 1846, music was starting to get popular and women would always find time to play their instruments when they had free time.
Primary source- Women affected the US-Mexican War of 1848 and the war affected women.This newspaper shows how scary it was for women to be involved in the war. This examines how women were perceived by men, and how these perceptions shaped the wartime experiences of both countries.
INCIDENTS & SUFFERINGS ATTHE MEXICAN AMERICAN WAR
The women of Mexico and the United States played crucial and often celebrated roles in the 1846 war between the two neighbouring republics, but the scope of their efforts on behalf of both war and peace was largely forgotten by the close of the century.
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