Fourth of July

As you celebrate the Fourth of July this year, take a moment to remember some of the amazing women involved in the Revolution. Did you know that several women served as spies during the war? Anna “Nancy” Smith Strong was a member of the Culper Spy Ring and used laundry on her clothesline to send messages to other spies. Lydia Darragh gathered coded British reports and was able to warn George Washington about a surprise attack. Nancy Morgan Hart actually captured British officers and Torie loyalists and helped defend a fort from attack by the British and Native Americans.

To read more about these and other amazing women, read the American Revolution section of Clandestine Women.

2 Responses to “Fourth of July”

  1. Carolyn Engle says:

    “The “4th of July” is still celebrated as a statement of freedom, liberty and the right to pursue happiness. In the multiple aspects of tomorrow, it will forever be something for us all to be greatly proud of insomuch of the accomplishments of the countless many that it took to get there. George Washington, in his day and era of time gave us the hope and dream of “tomorrow”, now it is up to us all to carry that forth into the future. May God richly bless each and all endeavors in that direction!” Carolyn Engle September 23, 2010

  2. Lucinda Dulworth says:

    I am a direct descendant of Nancy Morgan Hart. My grandmother was a member of the DAR in Nashville, IN. Can you help me to contact the DAR here in Indiana? I can’t seem to locate them.

    Thank you!

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