Martha Bratton: Burning Up

War Arsonist

Politically Strong

She was dutifully left in charge of the hidden gunpowder on her property after husband went off to join the war.

Arsonist

Courageously blew up gunpowder and other ammunition not only preventing the British from getting the supplies but killing the majority of the enemy soldiers.

Loyal

Bravely denied to answer British officers questions, even when they held a knife to her throat and were threatening to rape her.

Surprise Attack

She effectively helped her husband execute a surprise attack on sleeping British soldiers and successfully killed the majority of them.

Nurse

Opened up a hospital to nurse the sick and wounded soldiers from both the British and the Patriots.

Created by: Emma Barnes, Blake Rowedder, and Tom Mercier