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S. 898 (116th): A bill to designate the Manhattan Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs as the “Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System”.


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 27, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 898

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 27, 2019

(for herself and Mr. Schumer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To designate the Manhattan Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs as the Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System.

1.

Designation of Manhattan Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs, New York

(a)

Findings

Congress makes the following findings:

(1)

Margaret Cochran was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, on November 12, 1751, and married John Corbin in 1772.

(2)

Three years after the marriage, when John Corbin left to fight in the Revolutionary War as an artilleryman, Margaret Corbin accompanied him to war to support the Revolutionary Army.

(3)

Margaret Corbin supported the Revolutionary Army by caring for injured and sick soldiers as well as by cooking and cleaning. During battle, she also helped her husband load the cannon he was responsible for manning.

(4)

On November 16, 1776, John Corbin was manning a cannon during the Battle of Fort Washington on Manhattan Island, New York, when he was killed. Margaret Corbin heroically took her husband’s place, firing the cannon until she, too, was hit by enemy fire and seriously wounded.

(5)

Having lost the use of her left arm, Margaret Corbin was assigned to the Invalid Regiment at West Point, New York.

(6)

The Continental Congress awarded Margaret Corbin a lifelong pension for her injuries, making her the first woman to receive a pension from the United States by virtue of military service for the United States.

(7)

Margaret Corbin died in 1789 in Highland Falls, New York. She is honored nearby at West Point as a hero of the Revolutionary War.

(b)

Designation

The Manhattan Campus of the New York Harbor Health Case System of the Department of Veterans Affairs in New York, New York, shall after the date of the enactment of this Act be known and designated as the Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System.

(c)

Reference

Any reference in any law, regulation, map, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the Campus referred to in subsection (b) shall be deemed to be a reference to the Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System.