Children's Molly Pitcher Costume
Children's Molly Pitcher Costume
These colonial costumes are built to last and can be used for many different costumes throughout the American Revolutionary war. Your child will be proud when they wear their colonial costume to his or her school production or play. You can choose what combinations are best for your child's Colonial Costume. We have created an assortment of historical re-enactment clothing for both boys and girls of the 18th Century.
" These are the times that try Mens' soul."-Molly Pitcher
An Artillery wife, Mary Hays McCauly (better known as Molly Pitcher) shared the rigors of Valley Forge with her husband, William Hays. Her actions during the Battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778, became legendary. That day at Monmouth was as hot as Valley Forge was cold. Someone had to cool the hot guns and bathe parched throats with water.
Across that bullet-swept ground, her long skirt fluttered. Mary Hays McCauly was earning her nickname "Molly Pitcher" by bringing pitcher after pitcher of cool spring water to the exhausted and thirsty men. She also tended to the wounded and once, heaving a crippled Continental soldier up on her strong young back, carried him out of reach of the hard-charging British. On her next trip with water, she found her artilleryman husband back with the guns again, replacing a casualty. While she watched, Hays fell wounded. The piece, its crew too depleted to serve it, was about to be withdrawn. Without hesitation, Molly stepped forward and took the rammer staff from her fallen husband's hands. For the second time on an American battlefield, a woman manned a gun. (The first was Margaret Corbin during the defense of Fort Washington in 1776.) Resolutely, she stayed at her post in the face of heavy enemy fire, ably acting as a matross (gunner).
Because of her heroic role, General Washington himself issued her a warrant as a noncommissioned officer. Thereafter, she was widely hailed as "Sergeant Molly." A flagstaff and cannon stand at her grave-site in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A sculpture on the battle monument commemorates her courageous deed.
This costume is great for walk through events, school programs, wax museum, renaissance faires, and historical functions!
Includes: full-length elastic waist skirt, blouse, mob cap and shawl.
- Materials: Cotton, Metal Button
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Heritage Costumes Inc.
1423 Marcelina Ave.
Torrance, CA. 90501
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