Molly Pitcher


The early history of the legendary American heroine, Molly Pitcher (ca. 1754-1832), including her birthplace and parents, relies upon unconfirmed evidence. The only undisputed fact is her first name, Mary. According to historian John B. Landis, she was born near Trenton, New Jersey, the daughter...

Mrs. Schuyler firing her corn fields on the approach of the British


This engraving from 1856 by Thomas Phillibrowne and based upon an 1852 painting by Emanuel Leuzte (1816-1868) shows Catherine Schuyler destroying crops to keep the advancing British army from harvesting them.

Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler (1734-1803) was born in Claverock, Columbia...

Female Patriotism- Mrs. Steele & Gen. Green "Take it, you will need it, and I can do without the money."


Female Patriotism is an engraving by J. B. Hall that is based on a painting by Alonzo Chappel. It depicts General Greene sitting in Mrs. Steele's kitchen, looking pensive and sullen, while Mrs. Steele tries to cheer him with the offer of money. Revolutionary era women were very patriotic and...

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