Frontispiece of The Female Review: Life of Deborah Sampson, the Female Soldier in the War of Revolution.
|Born||December 17, 1760|
|Died||April 29, 1827 (aged 66)|
|Buried at||Rock Ridge Cemetery, Sharon, Massachusetts|
|Years of service||1782–1783|
|Unit||Light Infantry Company, 4th Massachusetts Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Revolutionary War|
|Relations||3 children (Earl, Mary, Patience)|
Deborah Sampson was a woman that dressed as a man, so that she could join the American soldiers in the Revolutionary War. The Revolutionary War was a war between Great Britain and the thirteen original colonies. Deborah Sampson came from a poor family. She worked as an indentured servant from the age of eight to the age of eighteen. She worked for no pay for a family, but that family let her study with and spend time with their sons.
Sampson wanted to serve in the war against the British, but the American Army would only take men. She dressed as a man; and she got into the Continental Army. She later got married. She worked as a teacher. She also spoke in public about her experiences in the war.
Books about Deborah Sampson[change | change source]
- Ann McGovern and Katherine Thompson, The Secret Soldier: The Story Of Deborah Sampson
- Alma Bond and Lucy Freeman, America's First Woman Warrior: The Courage of Deborah Sampson
References[change | change source]
- Howat, Kenna (2017-07-14). "Mythbusting the Founding Mothers". National Women's History Museum. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
- Weatherford, Doris (1994). American Women's History. Prentice Hall.