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    Deborah Sampson

    War Hero

    Deborah Sampson Gannett, better known as Deborah Sampson or Deborah Samson, was a woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. She is one 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 Shurtleff" of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, was wounded in 1782, and was honorably discharged at West Point, New York, in... (wikipedia)

    • Born in Plympton, MA
    • Died On 4/29/1827

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