Molly Pitcher

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Birthday
13, 1754
Birthplace
Trenton, NJ
Death Date
Jan 22, 1832 (77)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
13, 1754
Birthplace
Trenton, NJ
Death Date
Jan 22, 1832 (77)

About

Born Mary Ludwig, she is widely credited as "Molly Pitcher" for bringing water to soldiers at the Battle of Monmouth during the American Revolutionary War. There is also a belief that "Molly Pitcher" references a collective of women.

Before Fame

She was born to Maria Margaretha and a butcher named Johann George Ludwig in Trenton, New Jersey.

Trivia

American soldiers would cry out "Molly! Pitcher!" when they were in need of water, thus giving birth to the nickname.

Family Life

In 1777, she married a barber named William Hays. Then in 1793, seven years after Hays' death, she married Revolutionary War veteran John McCauley.

Associated With

She aided in the Battle of Monmouth, where General George Washington led his army against the British.