A day in history|Deborah Sampson

Deborah Sampson, who fought in the American Revolution disguised as the soldier Robert Shurtlieff, was born on December 17, 1760 in Plymton, Massachusetts, near Plymouth. Although descended from distinguished Pilgrim stock, the Sampson family was poor. When Deborah’s father failed to return from a sea voyage, her mother, unable to provide for her seven children, […]

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