What is Molly Pitcher?

  • (noun): Heroine of the American Revolution who carried water to soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth Court House and took over her husband's gun when he was overcome by heat (1754-1932).
    Synonyms: McCauley, Mary McCauley, Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley

Molly Pitcher

Molly Pitcher was a nickname given to a woman said to have fought in the American Battle of Monmouth, who is generally believed to have been Mary Ludwig Hays McCauly. Since various Molly Pitcher tales grew in the telling, many historians regard Molly Pitcher as folklore rather than history, or suggest that Molly Pitcher may be a composite image inspired by the actions of a number of real women. The name itself may have originated as a nickname given to women who carried water to men on the battlefield during the war. Army base, Fort Bragg holds an annual event called "Molly Pitcher Day" show casing weapon systems for family members, Airborne Operations, and Field Artillery.

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Monmouth Battlefield State Park - History of The Battlefield
... The Battle of Monmouth is notable for creating the American legend of Molly Pitcher, a housewife who boldly took her husband's place at the cannon only ... In honor of Pitcher, an aging white cenotaph was erected near the property of the battlefield ... Cobb House, Monmouth Battlefield Molly Pitcher Spring Marker Molly Pitcher Spring Sutfin House General Von Steuben Memorial ...
Molly Pitcher Inn
... The Molly Pitcher Inn is a historic hotel located in Red Bank, New Jersey ... The name is inspired by Molly Pitcher, an American Revolutionary War figure connected to the Battle of Monmouth ...
List Of Dr. Floyd Episodes - Season 2
... time Historical References 201 "The Undrinkable Molly Pitcher!" April 3, 340 ... Molly Pitcher ... Season Premiere 202 "...DYE!" April 10, 634 ... Molly Pitcher ...
Folklore Of The United States - Tall Tales - Fictional Characters
... Molly Pitcher was a nickname given to a woman said to have fought in the American Battle of Monmouth, who is generally believed to have been Mary Ludwig Hays McCauly ... Since various Molly Pitcher tales grew in the telling, many historians regard Molly Pitcher as folklore rather than history, or suggest that Molly Pitcher may be a composite ...
Molly Pitcher - Commemorations - Other
... not far from the site of the Battle of Monmouth, called the Molly Pitcher Inn ... a small stone marker that purports to indicate the location of Molly Pitcher's well ... The American Legion Post in Englishtown is named "Molly Pitcher Post 04" ...

Famous quotes containing the words pitcher and/or molly:

    Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or
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