Their roles were supporting in the literal sense--Abigail Adams and Molly Pitcher
were in service both to husband and country.
The courageous spirit of people like "Molly Pitcher
" had helped to transform 13 colonies into the United States of America.
The women whom the joint authors present to the readers range in chronology from Mary Ludwig Hays Macauley (Molly Pitcher
), storied heroine of the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, to Hannah Silverman, teenaged spokeswoman of the 1913 Paterson, New Jersey, silk strike.
Through warrior queen Boadicea, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, Laura Secord and the American Civil War's Molly Pitcher
, the so-called "gentle sex" have made their mark on the battlefield.
Her aims are straightforward: to illustrate the breadth of women's contributions to military life; to demonstrate that Civil War army women were part of a tradition of female service that stretches back to the American Revolution and beyond; to show that the nature of this tradition has been obscured by the popularity of a few well-known figures such as "Molly Pitcher
"; and to shed light on the motivations of her subjects.
As early as 1922, the Molly Pitcher
Club, affiliated with the brewery-sponsored Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, attempted to organize women opposed to prohibition.
The four, from Flemington, New Jersey, were on their way back from the Molly Pitcher
Kennel near Newark International Airport where the dog had stayed during the Hoffritzes' recent trip to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia, three miles southeast of Charlottesville.
Hystericalady was successful on her last East Coast raid when taking the Grade 2 Molly Pitcher
Handicap at Monmouth in August, but went under to Tough Tiz's Sis on her prep at Santa Anita when odds-on.
When a thrown brick busted out a store window at the Molly Pitcher
Mini Mart in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, at 11:30 p.m.
The winner has achieved each of her top three RPRs at Belmont, but she is unlikely to return to the New York track until September, with the Molly Pitcher
at Monmouth Park next on the agenda.
His was an honourable racing record - and a fitting one, as son of the outstanding Triple Crown champion Seattle Slew and Weber City Miss, who had outrun her rather plebeian pedigree to notch 17 victories from 40 starts, including a Grade 1 win in the Beldame Stakes and Grade 2 wins in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and Molly Pitcher
Also among a field of nine fillies and mares are 2005 Kentucky Oaks winner Summerly, this year's Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever and Grade 2 Molly Pitcher
Handicap winner Promenade Girl.
Monmouth Park Molly Pitcher
Breeders' Cup Stakes G2 8 dirt Grade 1 winner Round Pond meets the improving Friel's For Real in this event for fillies and mares.
Also in the nine-furlong race are Phipps runner-up Storm Flag Flying, Mayo On the Side, who beat Azeri by a head in the Grade 1 Humana Distaff Handicap at Churchill Downs in May, and La Reason, winner of the Grade 2 Molly Pitcher
Handicap at Monmouth Park last time.