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CORBIN, Margaret, patriot, born about 1750. She was the wife of a soldier, and was wounded by three grape-shot in the shoulder and utterly disabled at Fort Washington, 16 November, 1776, while she heroically filled the post of her husband, who was killed by her side while serving a piece of artillery. The council of Pennsylvania in 1779 appealed to the board of war in her behalf, and in consequence she received from congress a pension of one half of the monthly pay drawn by a soldier while in service. The board of war, having received further information in 1780 that her wound deprived her of the use of one arm, recommended that she receive anmlally "one compleat suit of cloaths out of the public stores, or the value thereof in money," in addition to the provision previously made.
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