Skip to comments.The American Flag Daily: Molly Pitcher
Posted on 06/29/2014 5:32:22 AM PDT by Master Zinja
On this day in 1778, General George Washington issued a warrant to Mary "Molly" Hays, making her a non-commissioned officer in the Continental Army, for her bravery during the Battle of Monmouth the previous day. During the battle, Molly carried water to the troops in the field. When her husband collapsed while manning one of the cannon, Molly took his place, continuing to swab and load the cannon through the remainder of the battle, despite having one British cannonball pass between her legs but doing nothing more than removing the bottom portion of her petticoats.
A true Americaqn hero, or would the word ‘heroine’ apply?
I prefer, “A true American First Generation Mama Griz!”
Sarah Palin MUST be a descendent of hers..........
The first and greatest Jersey Girl!
What a gal!
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