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Deborah Sampson Performs in Boston





On this day in 1802, a performance of "The American Heroine" took place in a fashionable Boston theater. The audience watched spellbound as a middle-aged farmwife, dressed in the uniform of a Continental soldier, loaded and presented arms. The woman was Deborah Sampson Gannett. In 1782, the twenty-two year old had disguised herself as a man...
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