Facts and Events
||17 Dec 1760
||Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
||7 April 1785
||Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto Benjamin Gannett
||29 Apr 1827
||Sharon, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
|Cause of Death
||Yellow (mountain) fever
||Sharon, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United StatesRock Ridge Cemetery
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Deborah Sampson Gannett (December 17, 1760 – April 29, 1827), better known as Deborah Sampson, was an American woman who disguised 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 Shurtlieff" of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, was wounded in 1782 and honorably discharged at West Point, New York in 1783.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Deborah Sampson, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.), Questionable quality.
- "DEBORAH SAMPSON.; How She Served as a Soldier in the Revolution -- Her Sex Unknown to the Army, in The New York Times. (New York, New York), , 8 Oct 1898.
- ↑ Baldwin, Thomas W. Vital Records of Sharon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: [s.n.], 1909), p. 166.
GANNETT...Deborah, w. of Benjamin, Apr 29, 1827, in her 68th year.
- ↑ Photo of gravestone for Deborah Gannett, in Find A Grave, .
- ↑ FindAGrave: Rock Ridge Cemetery, Sharon, Mass., in Find A Grave, Deborah Sampson Gannett.
Apr. 29, 1827
- ↑ Married name was Deborah Samson Gannett, but she is better known as Deborah Sampson.
- ↑ Revision of "Samson" to "Sampson" was purportedly due to a biographer's typographical error.