Tag, Rag, and Bobtail

No modern army can move without support, and 18th century armies were no different. This support was often provided by women who accompanied family members to war. These women, who were often said to be belonging to the Army, followed in the men footsteps, ate the same food, suffered the same weather, and withstood the same dangers as their counterparts. They have gone largely unnoticed by history. Much of today performance has been drawn from first-hand accounts of the time, including dairies, pension records, newspapers, and letters.