The first woman to receive a U.S. military pension manned her husband’s cannon after he was killed
Stephanie Buck

I was an Artilleryman in the U.S. Army (a Forward Observer).

Anyway, once every year there is a ball called the St. Barbara’s Day Ball for artillerymen (and women) wherein the ballad of Molly Pitcher is sung. She is toasted, her story told, honored, and remembered every single year in December by thousands of Redlegs in the United States (Army and Marines). The events are usually under the auspices of the Honorable Order of Molly Pitcher, and medallions for St. Barb and the Order are presented to worthy Redlegs.

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