On this week’s show, Fisher visits with Senior Researcher for NEHGS, Andrew Krea, about his research into the identity of “Molly Pitcher.” “Molly Pitcher” was a nickname given to a woman who stayed with her husband at the Battle of Monmouth in the Revolutionary War and brought pitchers of water to the troops and even manned a cannon, according to legend. Was she real? Or was “she” a “they,” as there were several women who acted similarly on that hot day in New Jersey in 1778. Here’s Andrew’s blog on the possible identity of Molly Pitcher.
/ / NEHGS’ Andrew Krea on Legendary “Molly Pitcher”- Who Does He Think She Was?