MOLLY PITCHER BURIED ON LAND OF DAVID FAUROT

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MOLLY PITCHER BURIED ON LAND OF DAVID FAUROT - EHAVE CAPT. MOLLY PITCHER. 7fl. Tarl She ro:K U...
EHAVE CAPT. MOLLY PITCHER. 7fl. Tarl She ro:K U tt: "r - al straSf!e for I.d.pa.t!. te, Molly Pitcher, one ot th tuost f" Kocs and plctureiqne ckaactera In the history of America,, U Wrled in a forgotten forgotten jrave below Cranston's, up in tho beautiful valley of the Hudson. TUero are ery few people In te CvlghboTbood Itself who are awart'of 'this fact, however, to say nothing ' ti - e tverr - ge outsider. Among all the principal personages VLJhe revolutionary war Molly Pitcher Vas one of the most interesting, and st the same time one ot the least written about 6he oerved on the field of bat - tlo during all those trying oy, was road's a full - fledged sergeant by Gen. Washington himself for braery displayed, displayed, was afterward made tttfptain ty brevet anu on um rvu.i - 'u - . of tbo father of our country her name was placed on the balf - poy list of the nny for life The part this woman pUytd at the capture ot Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton and her valoroua woik at tho battlo of Monmouth bve been recorded upon hUtory'a pages, lint her life previous to the capture of the forts and ifter tbe battle of Monmouth is surrounded surrounded by more or less fog. I have searched the archil e of th library at West Point for her record, and have been partly successful As nearly as I could learn sb died In IT8, at that date ber nm ceases to appear appear on the commissary's books, bhs was burled on land belonging - to Capt. , David Faurot It Is now part of d. picrpoot Morgaa'a summer estate. The grave, which U marked by a lude headstone. headstone. Is bidden by a clump of tall cedars cedars dowo near tho river bank. There can ba no question that this is CsptMolly'a grave, ss I foand several Old residents' of tht Hudson highlands Who Uava P'teo bad tbaspot pointed out to theos by.tbelr farents, who knew Capt Molly personally and saw berrw naioa plaated Uerav - ostoa Qloba

Clipped from Poughkeepsie Eagle-News25 Apr 1893, TuePage 3

Poughkeepsie Eagle-News (Poughkeepsie, New York)25 Apr 1893, TuePage 3
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