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The Resource Following the drum : women at the Valley Forge encampment, Nancy K. Loane

Following the drum : women at the Valley Forge encampment, Nancy K. Loane

Label
Following the drum : women at the Valley Forge encampment
Title
Following the drum
Title remainder
women at the Valley Forge encampment
Statement of responsibility
Nancy K. Loane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"[This book] tells the story of the forgotten women who spent the winter of 1777-78 with the Continental Army at Valley Forge -- from those on society's lowest rungs to ladies of the upper echelon. Poor, dirty beings who clung to the very edge of survival, many camp women were soldiers' wives who worked as the army's washerwomen, nurses, cooks, or seamstresses. Though these women's written correspondence is scarce, author Nancy Loane uses sources such as issued military orders, pension depositions after the war, and soldiers' descriptions to bring these women to life. Other women at the encampment were of higher status: they traveled with Washington's entourage when the army headquarters shifted from place to place and served the general as valued cooks, laundresses, or housekeepers ... Drawing from diary entries and letters, Following the drum illuminates the experiences of these ladies, including Martha Washington, Lucy Knox, and Lady Stirling, during the encampment and then traces their lives after the Revolutionary War"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loane, Nancy K.
Dewey number
973.3/341082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E234
LC item number
.L63 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Armed Forces
  • Women
  • Valley Forge (Pa.)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
Label
Following the drum : women at the Valley Forge encampment, Nancy K. Loane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage : the war, army, and community -- Martha Washington at Valley Forge : "the worthy partner of the worthiest of men" -- Martha Washington at the other encampments : a resolute and loyal lady -- Catharine Greene and Lucy Knox : the ladies come to Valley Forge -- Rebekah Biddle, Lady Stirling, and Alice Shippen at Valley Forge : "I should not be sorry to see you here" -- The women with Washington's "family" : slaves, servants, and spies -- Camp women at Valley Forge : "a caravan of wild beasts" -- Camp women with the Continental Army : cannonballs and cooking kettles -- The general returns to Valley Forge : a distinguished officer's musings -- Appendix: Making the myth of Martha Washington : nineteenth-century fantasy vs. eighteenth-century reality
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 205 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781597973854
Lccn
2008044817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3153221
  • (OCoLC)263409107
  • (OCoLC)ocn263409107
  • 3153221
Label
Following the drum : women at the Valley Forge encampment, Nancy K. Loane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage : the war, army, and community -- Martha Washington at Valley Forge : "the worthy partner of the worthiest of men" -- Martha Washington at the other encampments : a resolute and loyal lady -- Catharine Greene and Lucy Knox : the ladies come to Valley Forge -- Rebekah Biddle, Lady Stirling, and Alice Shippen at Valley Forge : "I should not be sorry to see you here" -- The women with Washington's "family" : slaves, servants, and spies -- Camp women at Valley Forge : "a caravan of wild beasts" -- Camp women with the Continental Army : cannonballs and cooking kettles -- The general returns to Valley Forge : a distinguished officer's musings -- Appendix: Making the myth of Martha Washington : nineteenth-century fantasy vs. eighteenth-century reality
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 205 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781597973854
Lccn
2008044817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3153221
  • (OCoLC)263409107
  • (OCoLC)ocn263409107
  • 3153221

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