34.1 MB (1.8 MB compressed)
3253 x 3661 pixels
27.4 x 31.0 cm ⏐ 10.8 x 12.2 in (300dpi)
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Currier & Ives print of Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth. The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA. The Continental Army under General George Washington attacked the rear of the British Army column commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton as they left Monmouth Court House. Molly Pitcher (so called because she carried water to the troops) taking her wounded husband's place at a gun during the Battle of Monmouth. According to legend, in the heat of battle, Mary continued to swab and load the cannon using her husband's rammer. In commemoration for her courage, Washington issued her a warrant as a non commissioned officer. Afterwards, she was known as Sergeant Molly, a nickname that she used for the rest of her life.
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