Nancy Morgan Hart - Research Article from American Revolution Reference Library

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"War Woman"

Ben and Nancy Hart were hardworking farmers who had at least eight children. They owned more than four hundred acres of land on the banks of the Wahatchee Creek, where Nancy first gained fame for her exploits. The Indian word Wahatchee means "war woman." The creek was given its name by local Indians in honor of Hart, whom they both feared and respected.

Nancy Hart has been described as a cross-eyed, redheaded woman who stood over six feet tall and smoked a pipe. She contracted smallpox as a child, and her face was pitted with scars from the illness. Writer Edith Patterson Meyer says that Hart was once described as "a two-gun woman who drank and swore [and was] admittedly ignorant of all refinements."

Captured and Killed Tories

When fighting broke out in Georgia's back country during the American Revolution, Hart worked at becoming...

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