29 Apr '18, 8pm

Where is the body of Captain Molly?

Where is the body of Captain Molly?

Where is the body of Captain Molly? Revolutionary War hero Margaret “Captain Molly” Corbin was long thought to be buried beneath her granite monument at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. The Daughters of the American Revolution moved her remains there in 1926 from an unmarked grave nearby. But it’s now clear they removed the wrong remains. The mystery lingers as West Point plans Tuesday to honor the largely forgotten woman who stepped in to fire a cannon after her husband was killed in battle. And that bothers Corbin’s admirers in the DAR. Members of the history and genealogy-minded group are leading an effort to find Corbin’s grave — for real this time — as they shine new light on the hero. “Nineteen-twenty-six was kind of unfinished business. And so we want to make sure that we close that,” said Jennifer Minus, a DAR official who was a West Point cadet in the...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/lifestyle/military-history/where-...

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