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Public Scholars Project
Over Here, Molly Pitcher
June 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM | Manahawkin, NJ | Manahawkin Elks Lodge
This interpretive storytelling program relates the legend of “Molly Pitcher” (Mary Hays McCauley), the heroine of the 1778 Battle of Monmouth Courthouse – and explores the daily lives of the “women of the army” who followed their husbands to war during the American Revolution. Molly reminisces about when she accompanied her husband through summer battles and winter encampments from Valley Forge to Monmouth to Morristown. Relating her tales of firing a cannon in the heat of battle to trudging “behind the baggage,” she provides a glimpse into what it was like to be a “camp follower” in the days when American independence was a dream rather a certainty.
Historical Interpreter and Educator
Manahawkin Elks Lodge
520 Hilliard Blvd