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A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

Celebrating All the Molly Pitchers

Posted by: Stephanie Hall

On June 28, 1778, at the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey, women brought aid to the wounded, assisted doctors as nurses, did laundry, made clothing, brought food and water to soldiers, brought more water to cool the cannons, and more. These were the most common tasks performed by the wives and families of the soldiers …