Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Anna Maria Lane
Soldier of the American Revolution
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-47.)
Location. 37° 32.337′ N, 77° 26.132′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of N. 9th Street and E. Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north on N. 9th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bell Tower (a few steps from this marker); Edgar Allen Poe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richmond Evacuation Fire The First National Bank Building (about 400 feet away); Zero Milestone (about 400 feet away); George Washington Monument (about 500 feet away); Inauguration of Davis (about 500 feet away); Harry Flood Byrd (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
Regarding Anna Maria Lane. Anna Marie Lane and her husband, John Lane, were among New England troops under General Israel Putnam who linked up with Washington’s army near Philadelphia after the battle of Brandywine. At the battle of Germantown on October 4, 1777 Anna Maria received a wound that left her lame for life. Whether she cross-dressed and enlisted as a soldier or simply remained in the status of camp follower is not known. She was probably not with her husband who was wounded at Savannah, Georgia. After the war John Lane was a member of the Virginia state guard, used for protecting the state’s arsenals. John, Anna Maria, and their three children received daily military rations. Long after the war Anna Maria petitioned the Virginia government for a pension, stating that she was “very infirm, having been
Excerpt from the book The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society by Harry M Ward.
Also see . . .
1. Legislative Moments in Virginia History entry for Anna Maria Lane. (Submitted on January 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Women's History in Virginia entry for Anna Maria Lane. (Submitted on January 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Women in the Military
Categories. • Military • War, US Revolutionary •
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