|Barked: Mon Mar 27, '06 5:58pm PST |
|Tiny when I joined my first group while I was still in high school. My picture made the front page of the local paper... The caption was "Not for men only." There wasn't an article just my name and group I was with. It was my first parade. I think I really turned red when I heard that. Leave it to a female photographer/reporter to bring gender into play. BTW I was dressed up as a male. That was very common during the time. Some women dressed as men so they could join and fight. Groton women all dressed in their husband's clothes while their husbands were out and defended the town against the british. Surprise you've been caught by a woman! BOL http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/women_american_revolution/ wright2.html
If you do a search on women in the revolution you should come across many more.
If women that obviously look like women can dress up as men why would it matter to have a furry little follower or correct time period? Obviously the women who cross-dressed to fight mustn't have looked like women once in mens clothing or their secret would have been known.
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