Americas First HeroineDuring 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.
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|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 2:27pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 558273 N 4458283|
|Decimal Degrees||40.27300000, -74.31458333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 16.38', W 74° 18.875'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 16' 22.80" N, 74° 18' 52.50" W|
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|Area Code(s)||732, 848, 908|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 418-498 County Rd 522, Manalapan Township NJ 07726, US|
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