Pitcher, Molly

Pitcher, Molly,

1744–1832, American Revolutionary heroine whose real name was Mary Ludwig Hays or Heis, b. near Trenton, N.J. As the wife of John Hays or Heis, she carried water for her husband and other soldiers in the battle of Monmouth (1778) and earned her nickname. The legend that she manned her husband's gun is apocryphal and possibly rose from confusion with Margaret CorbinCorbin, Margaret
, 1751–1800, American Revolutionary heroine, b. Franklin co., Pa. Upon the death of her husband in the attack on Fort Washington (Nov. 16, 1776), she commanded his cannon until she was seriously wounded.
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. After her husband's death, she married George McCauley, and in 1822 she was pensioned by Pennsylvania.

Bibliography

See W. S. Stryker, The Battle of Monmouth (1927).

Pitcher, Molly

(1744–1832) took husband’s place in battle during American Revolution. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 393]
See: Bravery

Pitcher, Molly

See Corbin, Margaret and McCauley, Mary.
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