Molly Pitcher

By Faith B.

Who is Molly Pitcher?

Molly Pitcher was a patriot. She carried pitchers of water to the soldiers and helped with cannon duty in the Battle of Monmouth.

Where did Molly Pitcher come from?

Molly Pitcher's born name is Mary Ludwig. She lived near Trenton, New Jersey. Molly moved to Carlisle in 1754. There she met a local barber named William Hays. They married July 24, 1769.

Birth Place/ Death place of Molly Pitcher

Molly Pitcher was born October 13, 1754 near Trenton, New Jersey. After serving in a war she died Carlisle, Pennsylvania January 22, 1832 with honor of bravery.

Husband/children of Molly Pitcher

Though Molly was born near Trenton, New Jersey, she moved to Carlisle in 1768. There she met a local barber named William Hays. They married on July 24, 1769. Hays enlisted as a gunner in the continental army. During this time they had a son named Johanes 1780-1856.

What is Molly Pitcher famous for?

According to accounts Pitcher witnessed her husband collapsed in the battlefield by his cannon. She immediately ran to his cannon and took his place of cannon duty, being consistent at cannon duty colonists celebrated victory. There as a document that stated that a cannon fired from the enemy went right between her legs, leaving her unscathed, but she continued on.