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Molly Pitcher - American Revolution Heroine
Molly Pitcher engraving

Engraving depicting Molly Pitcher in the American Revolution, from an 1859 engraving.

Public domain photo. Digital modifications © 2008 Steven Wynn and © 2009 Jone Lewis.
Molly Pitcher, usually identified as Mary Hays McCauly or McCauley, was a "water girl" at the battle of Monmouth in June, 1768, when her husband collapsed at the cannon he was loading -- and she took over his post.

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