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Winter Chautauqua – Deborah Sampson
January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
As Daniel Morgan trounced Bloody Banastre Tarleton at the Battle of Cowpens, a young self-educated schoolmarm in Massachusetts felt a higher calling – to serve in “A Revolution of her Own!”
From her years working as a farm hand, Deborah Sampson was strong and possessed the physical capabilities of her male counterparts. On May 23, 1782, wearing an old soldier’s uniform, Deborah bound her chest, tied back her hair, and enlisted in the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army.