Monday, March 13, 2017

Nancy Harts Militia-- Part 2: Named After American Revolution Hero

The group of women militia called themselves the Nancy Harts, or sometimes Nancies, and were named in honor of Nancy Hart, a Patriot spy who outwitted and killed a group of Tories during the American Revolution.

Two women, Nancy Hill Morgan and Mary Alford Heard organized the first meeting and 40 women attended.

Though they were organized as a military  unit, they primarily served as nurses.  Later in the war, LaGrange became a medical and refugee center because of its close proximity to battlefields and an intact rail line.  There were four hospitals in LaGrange.

An Interesting Group That I'd never Heard of Before.  Thanks, Mort.  --Old Secesh

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