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Transcript of Molly Pitcher
The Way out
Molly Pitcher Who?
Mary Ludwig Hays MCcauley ( aka) MOlly PiTchEr
Molly pitcher is a nickname given to a woman said to have fought in the American Battle Of MOnmouth
Molly Pitcher the woman who pitched water for all the soldiers in the trecherous heat during the battle.
Played a huge role in the American Revolution.
What Role Did She Actually Play?
At the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778, Mary Hays attended to the revolutionary soldiers by "pitching" them water
spent most of the day carrying water to the soldiers and artillery man in the hot weather and heavy fire of the British troops.
The famous "Molly Pitcher" as we know has been believed that "Molly Pitcher" is really Margret Corbin. Although her story being very similar to Mary Ludwig hays MCcauley.
Took the role of her husband at the cannon.
The weather was so hot( as to beileved) Mary's husband (William Hays) collasped sending herself out to the place of the cannon.
During battle a musket ball or cannaon ball flew between her skirt. It was heard that she said, "well that could have been worse."
What we did not know
Rewarded $40 dollars from Pennsylvania Febuary 21, 1822
Was said to have 'sworn like a trooper' and chewed tobaccoo.
George Washington named Mary 'Sergeant Molly' after her heroine actions.
Some poeple celebrate Mollly Pitcher day
Our Woman of history
Mary's grave and statue can be found in Pennsylvania at Cumberland County, Carlisle