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Public Scholars Project
Over Here, Molly Pitcher
May 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM | Lawrenceville, NJ | Mercer County Library, Lawrence Headquarters Branch
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
Mercer County Library, Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike