Molly Pitcher

Molly Pitcher (HMQ04)

Location: Manalapan Township, NJ 07726 Monmouth County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 16.38', W 74° 18.875'

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Americas First Heroine

During the Revolutionary War, on June 28, 1778. A blistering hot day at the Battle of Monmouth. A woman who was with her husband, John Casper Hays, who served in the Pennsylvania Regiment carried water to the thirsty American soldiers who shouted "MOLLY, Molly Pitcher" when they needed water. Through heavy bombardment Molly carried the water to the parched soldiers during the artillery duel. Her husband was wounded and she immediately helped load and fire the cannon continuing the barrage against the British. Legend has it that General George Washington commended Molly Pitcher after the battle and commissioned her a sergeant on the battlefield. This seems to be substantiated by the fact that she was given an army pension and buried in her home town with full military honors in 1832. The home where she drew water is to your Northeast.
Robert N. Ferrell
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HM NumberHMQ04
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 2:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 558273 N 4458283
Decimal Degrees40.27300000, -74.31458333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 16.38', W 74° 18.875'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 16' 22.80" N, 74° 18' 52.50" W
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Area Code(s)732, 848, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 418-498 County Rd 522, Manalapan Township NJ 07726, US
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