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Deborah Sampson

Deborah Sampson

Deborah Sampson Gannett, better known as Deborah Sampson, was a woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. She is part of a small number of women with a documented record of military combat experience in that war. She served 17 months in the army, as "Robert Shurtliff " of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, was wounded in 1782 and honorably discharged at West Point, New York in 1783. Deborah Sampson was born in Plympton, Massachusetts, a small village in the county of Plymouth, Massachusetts, on December 17, 1760. She was the oldest of seven children born to Jonathan Sampson, Jr. and Deborah Bradford Sampson, ... more on Wikipedia

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