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"Molly Pitcher"

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There is some dispute as to who the reel "Molly Pitcher" was, but many say she was Mary ludwig, born in October 1754. Legend has it that Mary carryed pitcher's of water to the troops during the Revolutionary war, which earn her the nickname "Molly Pitcher." When her soldier husband was hurt in battle, Mary taken his place as a gunner. "A cannon shot passed betwen her legs, carrying away the lower part of her petticoat, Says one record of that battle.

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There is some dispute as to who the real "Molly Pitcher" was, but many say she was Mary Ludwig, born in October 1754. Legend has it that Mary carried pitchers of water to the troops during the Revolutionary War, which earned her the nickname "Molly Pitcher." When her soldier husband was hurt in battle, Mary took his place as a gunner. "A cannon shot passed between her legs, carrying away the lower part of her petticoat," says one record of that battle.

 

 

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