Women in Combat
American Revolutionary War
The origins of service
During the Revolutionary War, women served the U.S. Army in traditional roles as nurses, seamstresses and cooks for troops in camp. Some courageous women served in combat either alongside their husbands or disguised as men, while others operated as spies for the cause. Though not in uniform, women shared Soldiers' hardships, including inadequate housing and little compensation.
A Brief History Of Women In Combat
Traditions break down fast during times of war, and history is full of examples where women assumed dramatic new roles that never would have been possible in times of peace.
A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE MILITARY
TRACING THE EVOLUTION OF FEMALE INVOLVEMENT IN THE U.S. ARMED FORCES FROM THE 18TH CENTURY AND BEYOND.
How Women Fought Their Way Into the U.S. Armed Forces
U.S. women served their country bravely during multiple wars. But once the fighting stopped, they were expected to step down.
20-Year Project Captures Navy Women's History
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Some of the earliest women in America's Navy have a new place where their stories are being told, at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, through a project just completed by college archivists.
An oral history project more than 20 years in the making, the Naval Historical Collection at NWC collected and preserved the firsthand accounts of female Sailors and Marines in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES).