Posts tagged ‘American Revolutionary War’

July 4, 2014

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Molly Pitcher, real name Mary Ludwig Hays McCauly, was sixteen when she married a barber named William Hays. When her husband went to war, Molly went too. In the Battle of Monmouth on July 28, 1778, she carried pitchers of water to the soldiers and got her nickname, Molly Pitcher. When her husband was wounded in the battle of Monmouth, she took over his place at the cannon. After the battle, General Washington found out about her heroic actions. He then named her Sergeant Molly.

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July 3, 2013

American Woman!

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Sybil Ludington was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War.  She rode 40 miles one stormy night on April 26, 1777 to alert American colonial forces to the approaching of the British. Her actions were similar to that performed by Paul Revere, though she rode more than twice the distance of Revere and was only 16 years old at the time of her ride.

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