In many cases, women “camp followers” accompanied soldiers on the road. Their roles were to nurse the wounded, patch clothing, and provide meals.
It was considered to be much safer for women to accompany their husbands. Staying at home could mean attacks from loyalists, crime, or some other types of incidents.
- 8-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the causes of the American Revolution and the beginnings of the new nation, with an emphasis on South Carolinas role in the development of that nation.
- 8-2.0 The events surrounding the American Revolution transformed British colonists into American citizens. To understand South Carolinas pivotal role in this process, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators: