Most sources identify her birth name as Mary Ludwig, daughter of Maria Hays fought in the Battle of Monmouth in Freehold, New Jersey, on June 28, 1778, Corbin was later reassigned to perform guard duty at West Point.
Molly Pitcher is a nickname given to a woman said to have fought in the American Battle of Monmouth, generally believed to have been Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley. Hays. 1.1 Valley Forge; 1.2 Battle of Monmouth; 1.3 Later life and death.
During the war, Hays served as a gunner in the 4th Artillery of the Continental Army while Mary became part of the group of women, later.
Mary gave birth to a son. William Hays died in 1786 and Mary later married John McCauley. This is why Mary's name is sometimes quoted as Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley. She used this nickname for the rest of her life. After William died.