National Affairs: Sergeant Pitcher

In the military cemetery at West Point was laid to rest last week Margaret Corbin, alias "Sergeant" Molly Pitcher. A delegation from the Daughters of the American Revolution attended the ceremony. For on Nov. 16, 1776, Sergeant Molly's husband, a gunner, was wounded in the battle of Fort Washington and she served his gun until wounded* by three grapeshot. Until last week she rested in a snug grave on J. P. Morgan's estate at Highland Falls, N. Y.

*She survived the battle many years and died on Jan. 22, 1832, of a "stubborn cutaneous...

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