Deborah Sampson

Deborah Sampson was the first known American woman to impersonate a man in order to join the army. Sampson enlisted in the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army at Bellingham as a man named Robert Shurtleff (also listed as Shirtliff or Shirtlieff).

Date:
1790 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Fine Print Illustration
Item#:
45.455
Height:
2831px
Width:
1797px
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