Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Paisley Kirkpatrick In 1938 Associated Press Writer Jack Schreibman wrote an article titled Quaker Woman Saved Army. While my Mother was working on our family genealogy she found the post on the unlikely Revolutionary War hero who is possibly from the same family tree as us. "She was dead for 38 years before the world learned of Lydia Darragh, the heroic woman who saved George Washington's revolutionary army 200 years ago this month. The archives of the University of California at Berkeley, California, show only a few published references to the incident in besieged, Philadelphia during the bitter winter of 1777.