Women of the Revolution: Bravery and Sacrifice on the Southern Battlefields

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Overview
Each of the Southern Revolutionary battlefields holds the history of soldiers and legends of women. From the wooded slopes of Kings Mountain to the fields of Cowpens, to the lesser-known sites like Fishing Creek and Hanging Rock, author Robert M. Dunkerly uncovers the stories and legends surrounding the women who were caught up in the struggle. This book serves not only as a study of the battles, but also as a chronicle of the experiences of women in the eighteenth century. Some were camp followers attached to the armies, while others were civilians caught in the line of fire. Women were present on nearly every battlefield, and their stories are told here for the first time.
Details
ISBN: 9781596293892
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: South Carolina
Series: American Heritage
Images: 37
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Robert M. Dunkerly is currently Chief Ranger of Moores Creek National Battlefield near Wilmington, NC. He holds a degree in History from St. Vincent College and a Masters in Historic Preservation from Middle Tennessee State University. He has worked at eight historic sites, and written several books and articles on the Revolution, Civil War, and historical commemoration. He is active in historic preservation, and has visited nearly 300 battlefields worldwide. Robert M. Dunkerly is an avid historian who has also published two previous titles with The History Press—Old Ninety Six and The Battle of Kings Mountain.