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1784-01-10Deborah Sampson's Identity Revealed

The New York Gazette reveals that a woman named Deborah Sampson had successfully passed as a man named “Robert Shurtliff” and served in the American army for nearly three years. “She was a remarkably vigilant solider on her post,” it reported, and “she displayed herself with activity, alertness, chastity, and valour.”


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