American Revolution
Colonial America

Explain how civilians supported the war effort in the colonies during the American Revolution?

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January 17, 2012 1:18AM

civilians supported the war effect by organizing volunteers to mend clothing for the soldiers. many women made ammunition from their household silver and hundreds of women followed their husbands to the battlefields where they washed mended and cooked for the troops. some women risked their life in combat. thousands of African American slaves escaped and passed as free people , others went to the frontier, where they sometimes joined the native American tribes. they also served in war.