In which war did the Battle of Monmouth
Court House take place?
While carrying water to soldiers at the battle of Monmouth
in New Jersey, she saw that her husband had collapsed from heatstroke, and took over the loading and firing of his cannon.
In June 1778, just before the battle of Monmouth
, he invited General Washington to dinner--and the 12,000-man Continental Army to camp in his fields.
The locals offer stubborn resistance, whether it be to golfers at the 1935 Ryder Cup, man-eating sharks in the 1919 attacks which inspired the movie Jaws or British forces in the 1778 Battle of Monmouth
Charles Scott, for instance, who remembered Washington at the battle of Monmouth
cursing at Gen.
One of a massive series of volumes presenting the papers of George Washington, this volume in the Revolutionary War Series, contains letters and other papers of Washington from May and June of 1778, as well all letters to Washington during the period, a span which includes the Continental Army's last weeks at Valley Forge, the British evacuation of Philadelphia, and the Battle of Monmouth
If Molly Pitcher had held a microphone rather than a pail of water at the Battle of Monmouth
, she might even have asked why the Colonists were no closer to victory in 1778 than they were in 1776.
The women whom the joint authors present to the readers range in chronology from Mary Ludwig Hays Macauley (Molly Pitcher), storied heroine of the Battle of Monmouth
in 1778, to Hannah Silverman, teenaged spokeswoman of the 1913 Paterson, New Jersey, silk strike.