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Molly Pitcher (overprint)
Date Issued: 1928-10-20
Postage Value: 2 cents

Commemorative issue
Battle of Monmouth
Molly Pitcher (overprint)

Mary Ludwig Hays accompanied her husband, a soldier during the American Revolution, as a camp follower--a common occurrence. She carried pitchers of water to the soldiers at the Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778. Reports from the battle are that her husband was wounded or overcome by heat. "Molly," who received her nickname because of her role in the war, fought in his place. Her heroism made her a legendary figure.

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