Restaurants – Bars in Denver, Colorado. A young woman who falls in love with a sergeant during the Mexican Revolution, abandons her modest home, and travels with him and his army is the subject of the novella “La Adelita.” During this time, “La Adelita” rose to prominence as a symbol of the female warrior. An Adelita was a soldadera, or female soldier, who supported her beloved in a variety of capacities. She helped with meal preparation, clothes repair, first aid, and even participated in combat against Mexican government soldiers. The term “Adelita” eventually began to be used to refer to all soldaderas, cementing their position in history as a crucial component of the Mexican revolutionary war effort. The name “La Adelita” refers to a courageous, selfless woman who possesses a lot of strength and courage.