DAR celebrates female revolutionary war hero

GREENE – Local residents will have the chance to learn about the extroadinary exploits of a female Revolutionary War hero on Thursday as the Go-Won-Go Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presents An Evening with History: Deborah Sampson.

The event, which will feature Revolutionary War Re-enactor Christine Lindstrom, will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Moore Memorial Library, 59 Genesee Street in Greene.

Even among women recognized for their contributions during the fight for our nation’s independence, Deborah Sampson stands out.

In 1778, the Massachusetts woman disguised herself as man and, using the name of her brother, Robert Shurtleff, enlisted in the Continental Army. For three years she fought in Captain George Webb’s Light Infantry Company, Fourth Regiment, Massachusetts Continental Line and was wounded twice in battle before her secret was discovered and she was discharged by General George Washington himself.

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