Margaret Cochran Corbin proved her worth to this world, and she also proved why she was a woman worth remembering. Her service in the First Company of Pennsylvania Artillery was thought impossible for a woman before her. For a woman to serve in the military and be recognized, for it, had never happened before. Originally, […]Read more "No Longer Here but Always Remembered"
Margaret Cochran Corbin’s post American Revolution life was a struggle. She barely survived the war. She was shot in the arm, the chest, and the jaw. Many people wonder how she even survived. It was a miracle that she did not bleed out on the battle- field. Margaret did the impossible and survived long enough […]Read more "Drinking changes things"
Who was Molly Pitcher? When first looking at the Molly Pitcher story, all people really see is the heroine of the American Revolutionary War. She was a figure that people created, but in fact, no one could actually put a face to the name that they created. The story of Molly Pitcher closely intertwines with […]Read more "Who was Molly Pitcher?"
Were “Camp Followers” good women? No one knows much about them, or who exactly these women were. As much as people wanted to label these women as prostitutes or women without morals, they were actually neither of those. Most of the Camp Followers that we come across in literature were wives and girlfriends of soldiers. […]Read more "Camp Followers: More than just a companion"
One of my favorite women that we have talked about so far this quarter is Anne Bonny. She had a pretty messed up childhood and then became a badass woman. Her story reminds me of my own person, Margaret Cochran Corbin. Neither had easy childhoods, even if it was for completely different reasons […]Read more "Anne and Margaret: More alike then you think?"
Margaret Cochran Corbin was a very brave woman who fought for this country, but what led to her decision? Her decision to fight stemmed from her husbands decision to fight. So who exactly was the man behind the woman? John Corbin was a Virginia Farmer with a normal life. He married Margaret when she was […]Read more "The Man behind the Woman"
Margaret Cochran Corbin did not have it easy in life. Not everything was given to her nor did she grow up in the throes of a rich society life. She fought for everything she was given, and she earned everything that was handed her way. Her life was one obstacle and challenge after the other. […]Read more "A Woman with a Disability making History"