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  1. Margret Corbin Revolutionary war

  2. A summary on Margret Corbin's life • Margaret Cochran Corbin was born November 12, 1751.  Margaret was orphaned at a young age following an Indian attack in which her father was killed; her mother never returned after being taken captive 1772 Margaret Cochran married John Corbin.  Three years after they married, John Corbin joined the militia.  Instead of staying at home, Corbin decided to follow her husband to war. She earned money by cooking and doing laundry for soldiers. She also helped take care of the sick and wounded. 

  3. The role Margret Corbin played • The role she played was when her husband died she took his place as the cannon. Margaret stepped into John's place by cleaning, loading and firing the cannon. her aim and accuracy Margaret's position drew the attention of the ten field cannons of the Hessians.  This event had given her the recognition as the first woman soldier in the American Army . she was one of the deadliest gunners.

  4. Was Margret Corbin a patriot or loyalist. • She was a patriot and I know this because on her head stone it says that she was the first American women to take place in the revolutionary war.

  5. Did Margret Corbin survive the war and what was her status. • Yes Margret Corbin did survive in the war after the war she, went to Philadelphia, completely disabled from her wound, and After the war would she never fully heal. Life was difficult for her because of her injury, and in 1779 she received aid from the government. On June 29, the executive conceal of Pennsylvania  granted her $30 to cover her present needs, and passed her case on to Congress’s Board of War. On July 6, 1779, the Board, sympathetic to Margaret’s injuries and impressed with her service and bravery, granted her half the monthly pay of a soldier in the continental army and a new set of clothes or its equivalent in cash. 

  6. The end • Revolutionary war