ANNA MARIA LANE SOLDIER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Near The Bell Tower In Capito ...
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Description: ANNA MARIA LANE SOLDIER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Near the Bell Tower in Capitol Square stood the barracks of the Public Guard . There , from 1801 to 1807 , lived John Lane and his wife , Anna Maria Lane , the only documented woman veteran of the Revolutionary War to reside in Virginia . She disguised herself and enlisted with her husband in the Connecticut Continental Line . " In the garb , and with courage of a soldier , ( she ) performed extraordinary military services , " and was wounded at Germantown , Pa . , in 1777 . She followed Lane through his subsequent service in the Virginia light dragoons , and then , after the war , to the Public Guard . Granted a pension in 1808 , she died on 13 June 1810 . Department of Historic Resources , 1997
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