A Few Good Women: America's Military Women from World War I by Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

By Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

The never-before-told tale of the U.S. women’s army corps: the ladies who fought for the best to protect their kingdom by means of serving in our defense force with complete army rank and benefits—a struggle that maintains this present day for American army girls who are looking to serve in strive against help positions and in frontline wrestle units.

Using interviews, correspondence, and diaries, in addition to archival fabric, Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee inform the impressive tale of America’s “few sturdy women” who at the present time make up greater than 15 percentage of the U.S. defense force and who serve along males in nearly each potential. listed here are the tales of the battles those girls fought to march beside their brothers; their stories of braveness and fortitude; of the indignities they’ve persisted; the injustices they’ve triumph over; of the blood they’ve shed; the comrades they’ve misplaced; and the demanding situations they nonetheless face within the twenty-first century.

U.S. army girls have lived, and proceed to reside, the background that has helped to make and preserve the US what it really is. Now their tales were introduced jointly in a riveting firsthand narrative, as inspiring because it is illuminating.

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All this was done in case of desertion—so they would have a thorough description with which to hunt him down. Discipline was strict. ) A court martial merited a maximum of 100 lashes. Desertion was punishable by death. A heroic sergeant, James Bird who fought on the Lawrence, was executed by firing squad after the battle of Lake Erie because he deserted from the Niagara—he actually missed that boat because of his girlfriend and had in fact caught the next ship out with the squadron. A red hot branding iron with a “D” for desertion was branded on the forehead of a deserter.

American losses were seven officers and 30 privates slain. Among them was the perforated body of Gen. Mercer. Also killed was Pennsylvania Marine Capt. William Shippen. After the Trenton-Princeton campaign, the three reduced Marine companies joined Washington’s army at Morristown, New Jersey, in those infamous miserable winter quarters. Levying Nicholas’ three marine companies into the army, against the invasion of Pennsylvania, seemed to crush the idea of an independent Corps of Marines. Next came the disintegration of centralized control by the Marine Committee.

John to the Governor at St. Augustine, Florida. But, by neglecting to secure the west door of the city, Commodore Hopkins failed to get all the powder. The next day, the Marines took Fort Nassau without firing a shot. The grand flag of the United Colonies was run up in place of the British colors. Capt. Dayton and Lt. Trevett captured the Governor, who appeared ready to escape. With the Governor prisoner, the 32-man Marine guard used at their discretion all the Governor’s wine and other liquors as they did everything else for which they had occasion.

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