Margaret Corbin – November 16, 1776

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s November 16, 1776. I’m with Margaret Corbin and her husband, John, at the Battle of Fort Washington, Margaret is helping her husband load his cannon.

JG: “Margaret, look out!”

MC: “John, my husband is dead! Help me load this cannon!”

JG: “Margaret, are you okay?”

MC: “John, I’m hit!”

Margaret Corbin lost her husband that day and was badly wounded as we lost the Battle of Fort Washington. In July, 1777, Congress recognized her bravery and she became known as Captain Molly.

Read more about “Captain Molly.”

John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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