Aside from providing care and comfort to her husband, Martha Washington’s role during the American Revolution involved raising funds to provide clothing and gear to the troops, and enlisting the support of women to volunteer. She also provided troops with food and clothing, and she helped to boost morale.
During the war, Martha Washington campaigned tirelessly among her peers and to the women of other colonies to volunteer for the cause and to help by raising funds and sewing clothing, such as socks and coats, for the troops. She appealed to newspaper publishers, governor’s wives and members of colonial society to help expand her efforts, and she often delivered food and clothing to the troops herself. She served as an invaluable inspiration to the men and to her husband, and she was instrumental in helping the colonies win the war for independence.