Deborah Sampson/Benjamin Gannett, A women who disguised herself as a man
She was a women who disguised herself as a man during the American Revolutionary War.
She was born on December 17 in 1760 and died on April 29 in 1827.
Her family was very poor and she had 5 sisters or brothers and she was the oldest one.
When she was 8 to 10 years old, she started to work on the farm and also, learned how to hunt and how to ride on the horse. She loved to study and worked very hard and she became a teacher.
During the Revolutionary War, she really wanted to be part of the army to help her country.
However, they only allowed men to join the army. Then, she got an idea that disguised herself as a man. She acted like men when she walked. Also, she called herself "Robert" for making everyone believe that she is a boy.
After few years, when she was put in the hospital, the doctor noticed that Robert was actually a women and after she left the army, she got married with a man called, Benjamin Gannett. He was a farmer and they got three children.
Also, Benjamin Gannett taught at school and told her students about her experience at the war.
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