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Did Women Impersonate Soldiers In The Revolutionary War?

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During the Revolutionary War, women were present on both sides as camp followers but did any women try and fight in the war? And if so, why? Two women who reenact colonial characters discuss why women would have impersonated soldiers during the war.

Watch our other videos on women in the Revolutionary War:

Camp followers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vt7ImiaDKo

Was it dangerous for women living in encampments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnygHK_2c7I&t=11s

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The Inauguration
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The Inaugural Speech
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The Annapolis Convention
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