Margaret Corbin – Distinguished Woman Veteran 2017-04-15T21:17:27+00:00

Margaret Cochran Corbin – An American Woman Veteran

Read about the life and times of Margaret Cochran Corbin.

Over two hundred thirty five years ago, Margaret Cochran Corbin played an important part in the American Revolutionary War.  After her husband was killed by enemy fire, she manned the cannon until she herself was severely injured. She was an active soldier in that moment and later became the “first woman to receive a pension from the United States” as noted on the “Distinguished Women of Past and Present” website.

Please read more here: Margaret Corbin. Learn about the first woman known to have received pension for becoming disabled during military service and how and when she received her earned benefits.


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