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Mary Ludwig Hays
The artwork on the left features Mary Ludwig Hays.
Mary was a washer woman, one of Martha Washington's "camp followers" who would help tend to sick and wounded soldiers and wash clothes for the army. In those days, a nickname for Mary was Molly, so when soldiers needed water, they often called to her: "Molly! Pitcher" Thus, her alter ego was born, and she became better known as Molly Pitcher.
Margaret Cochran Corbin
The painting on the right features a lady named Margaret Cochran Corbin.
When Margaret was five years old, Native Americans attacked and killed her father and kidnapped her mother, who was never heard from again. In 1776, Margaret, was too nervous to let her husband go to battle without her. Since she was a nurse, she was allowed to accompany him.
"Man" Your Post
Here's a pretty good description for how to fire one of those cannons.
It's DIY time! How about making a cannon of your own?