"Some in rags and some in jags,' but none 'in velvet gowns.": Insights on Clothing Worn by Female Followers of the Armies During the American War for Independence | John Rees - Academia.edu

Though women were commonly seen with armies in the century, there are few descriptions of individuals. No matter what country they came from, the wives, children, and consorts of common soldiers can be grouped together as being of the poorer

Apparel Worn by and Goods Issued to Female Followers of American Troops Don N. Hagist, “She was very fond of soldiers,” The Brigade Dispatch, vol. XXIX, no. 2 (Summer 2000), 15-16.Don N. Hagist, “The Women of Fort Jefferson” (goods issued to individuals at a Kentucky fort, 1780-1781), The Brigade Dispatch, vol. XXX, no. 1 (Spring 2000), 21-23.

Ladies of August County Militia

Woman carrying water at the rear of a column of Redcoats. "Under the Redcoat" re-creation of the British Army's 1781 Occupation of Williamsburg.

Woman carrying water at the rear of a column of Redcoats. "Under the Redcoat" re-creation of the British Army's 1781 Occupation of Williamsburg. Photo by Barbara Temple Lombardi

William S. Leney, 1769-1831, The Soldier's Wife, 1793, Colored stipple engraving, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

William S. Leney, The Soldier's Wife, Colored stipple engraving, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Detail from "A Perspective View of an Encampment" Bowles and Carver, 1780.

Detail from "A Perspective View of an Encampment" Bowles and Carver,

“The Laundress,” 1780, Paul Sandby

“The Laundress,” Paul Sandby

“The Encampment on Blackheath,” 1780, Paul Sandby  "A Military Encampment in Hyde Park", 1785, James Malton (Yale Center for British Art

“The Encampment on Blackheath,” Paul Sandby "A Military Encampment in Hyde Park", James Malton (Yale Center for British Art

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"The proportion of Women which ought to be allowed...": An Overview of Continental Army Female Camp Followers

"The proportion of Women which ought to be allowed.": An Overview of…

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