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Deborah Sampson

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Biography of Deborah Sampson

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Why Deborah and her siblings went to live with relativesHer mother couldn't feed them
What she did when she was a young childBecame an indentured slave and worked hard
How she learned to read and writeThe boys in the family taught her
How she was able to join the ArmyShe pretended to be a man.
The name she took as a soldierRobert Shurtleff
Deborah's size5 foot 7 inches tall
Why the soldiers teased "Robert""He" couldn't grow a beard.
How she served the generalServed meals and took care of his clothes
What she did when she was woundedShe removed the bullet with a penknife.
The person who discovered "Robert" was a girl.The doctor
The kind of discharge she received from the ArmyHonorable
Deborah's husbandBenjamin Gannett
What she did after leaving the ArmyTaught school and gave lectures
How she ended her lecturesDressed in uniform and did a gun routine

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Midland, TX

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