Mary Ludwig Hays' noble
selfless actions in the Battle of Monmouth during
American Revolution earned her the endearing name of
Molly Pitcher by the American troops she was aiding . .
. She was and remains a Great
best way to honor Molly Pitcher
(1744–1832) is the following account of
her efforts during the Battle of Monmouth...
Molly Pitcher's fame began two years after the signing of the
Declaration of Independence by the American Colonies. The fight for
independence had yet to take a favorable turn toward the Colonials.
As the war continued, 28 June 1778 proved to be another day of
fighting with stories of bravery.
Monmouth rocked with musket and gun fire. The colonial cannon line
under General Stirling aimed the barrels of its guns straight down
on the British Redcoats as they attempted to cross a causeway.
Stirling's left-wing cannons bought time for General Washington to
take command and regroup General Lee's scattered forces. The gun
line met the demands of the mission.
The heat of June 1778 soared to 96 degrees as the guns barked at the
British. The cannon barrels smoked, and men fell from heatstroke.
this stifling heat, a woman, Mary Ludwig Hays, walked back and forth from a
well (or possibly a nearby