Molly Pitcher Hays
Role in the Revolution
She carried pitchers of water to the soldiers. She got her name when the soldiers shouted " Molly - pitchers!" When Molly's husband collapsed she took his spot in cannon duty. The cannon men were about to withdraw but kept fighting. Molly helped a lot in the war.
3 Important facts
Molly's birth name was was Mary Ludwig. Molly got her nickname by bringing pitchers of water to the soldiers. Molly was not taught how to read or write.
Mom: Maria Margaretha Ludwig
Dad: John Georg Ludwig
Brother: Johann Martin
Son: Johanes Hays
Former Spouse: William Hays, John McCauley
Life after the Revlution
Molly Pitcher became Sargent Molly and Heroine of Monmouth. Molly also got rewarded for her bravery by getting a pension of $40 a year, for life