Mary Ludwig Hays AKA Molly Pitcher at Battle of Monmouth
Illustration of Mary Ludwig Hays, aka Molly Pitcher, at the Battle of Monmouth during the American Revolution. Artist: George Alfred Williams. Published ca. 1917. Note: Scene commemorates the heroic action of a woman who took her husband's place in the artillery line after he was incapacitated. It is not clear whether the woman known as Molly Pitcher was based on Mary Ludwig Hayes, who was praised for her courage at Monmouth, or Margaret Corbin, who similarly fought at the Battle of Fort Washington.
Image ID: 001423
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Image size: 4.0 Mpixels (11.4 MB uncompressed) - 1663x2400 pixels (5.5x8.0 in / 14.1x20.3 cm at 300 ppi)
Image keywords: 1700s, 18th-century, American Revolution, American War of Independence, Americas, Battle of Monmouth, Early-Modern, Eon4726, EonBudget, Events, Great Britain, Illustrations, Margaret Corbin, Mary Ludwig Hays, Molly Pitcher, Revolutionary War, United States, artillery, combat, independence, weapons, women, women in combat