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Tango0130 Dec 2021 4:46 p.m. PST

"Now that we're all focused on women's place in a "man's world," let's take a moment to remember Margaret Cochran Corbin, one heroic lady. Earning later honors, however, came as a result of seeing her husband killed before her eyes, taking his place at his field gun defending General Washington retreat from Manhattan, and having her body blasted into permanent disability.

Historian Dr. Debra Michals called Corbin a hero of the American Revolution who became the first woman to receive a military pension. "The hardships of Corbin's young life inspired the courage and resilience that would serve her well during the Revolution." …"
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Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2021 9:49 p.m. PST

In my experience, many countries have stories about brave women who fought for their countries back before women were officially allowed into the military. I believe several ladies received pensions from the British government for their participation in the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, for example. A young Greek lady carried the flag during the attack on Preveza in 1897.
Does Argentina have similar stories about brave ladies?


Tango0130 Dec 2021 11:26 p.m. PST

Of course we have… Juana Azurduy imho…. is the most famous…




42flanker31 Dec 2021 2:46 a.m. PST

This article is very poor. Some of it is nonsense.

She acquired the nickname "Molly Pitcher"

No, she didnt.

(as did many other women serving in the war)

The name "Molly Pitcher" in this context is first recorded in the 1830s

"The Pennsylvania Artillery was charged with protecting the rear of Gen. Washington's army in their retreat to White Plains"


"The enemy suffered more heavily, except for the prisoners and armor."

O-kaay. Now, I want you to walk away from the keyboard v-e-ry slowly.

"In 1926, her remains were moved from an obscure grave on the Hudson River to West Point, where she was buried with full military honors."

As I recall, the bones, supposedly of Margaret Corbin, that were exhumed and reburied at West Point were recently discovered to be of a male.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2021 9:34 a.m. PST

Thanks for the interesting Argentine articles, Tango!


Tango0131 Dec 2021 3:12 p.m. PST

No mention my friend… and Happy New Year for you and your family…


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