Molly Pitcher's Role In The American Revolution

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Molly Pitcher - Olivia Blankenship
Molly Pitcher was a female hero in the American Revolution. She was one of the many women who played important roles in American history but one of the few mentioned. Molly was a strong fighter for the patriots in many well-known battles in the American Revolution. After the war, she became a very respected person. She is an inspiring role model for many women fighting in wars or just women in general. Molly Pitcher made couragous desicisions that would later make her one of the greatest female heroics in the American Revolution. Molly Pitcher was born October 13, 1744 as Mary Ludwig. She recieved no education, she learned to read and write later on in her life. In 1768, a woman looking for a young servant hired Molly to work for her
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After the Battle of Monmouth, Molly Pitcher was known everywhere. She continued on in the army until William Hays died. Not long after Hays’ death, Molly remarried to John McCauley. People around town called her “Sergeant Molly”. They stayed in Pennsylvania until she died. Molly Pitcher died January 22, 1832 at the age of 78. She was gone but her memory remained. She was honored her name, “Molly Pitcher”, on a stamp in 1928. There is a hotel named after her in New Jersey. There is also multiple statues of Molly throughout the world. Molly Pitcher will never be forgotten! Molly Pitcher made couragous desicisions that would later make her one of the greatest female heroics in the American Revolution. Researching her taught me that something you do that you might consider small or usual may change your life and your future. If Molly hadn’t stepped in for her husband while he was unable to fight, she probably would have just been another women helping the soldiers during the war. Instead we learn about how we can be brave like her. I am so glad I researched Molly Pitcher, she boosted my
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