Birth of “Molly Pitcher”
On October 13, 1754, one of the women that inspired the nickname, “Molly Pitcher,” was born near Trenton, New Jersey.
Molly Pitcher was known for bravely supplying water to soldiers during the Revolutionary War, but became famous when her husband fell and she took up his place at a cannon. She wasn’t one specific woman, but believed to have been a folk heroine inspired by a few different women. One of most recognized of these women is Mary Ludwig Hays (sometimes spelled Hayes).