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History Of Women During The Revolutionary War

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Maribel Rosales Professor Warner HIS 201 22 April 2015 History of Women in US Military From Continental Army Soldier Deborah Samson to Army Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester, American ladies have been serving in the U.S. Military for several years. Women have been a piece of the war exertion since the Revolutionary War, yet in the beginning of our country they needed to mask themselves to serve alongside men. When they were acknowledged into the military, ladies were given helper or supportive parts. As the weapons and strategies for fighting changed in the late 20th century, in any case, the Pentagon started to soon understand that whether you were female or male; it mattered less on the combat zone. Now going back in time to the Revolutionary, Civil and Mexican Wars. A small number of women were involved in combat. However they had to disguise themselves as men and enlist under aliases; a false or assumed identity. One of these women was Deborah Samson Gannett. She was from Plymouth, Massachusetts and was one of the first American woman soldiers. In the year 1782, she enlisted under Robert Shurtleff Samson who was her brother who had passed away. For seventeen months, Samson served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. She was injured twice. She cut a musket ball out of her own thigh so a doctor wouldn 't find out she was a woman. Eventually years later, in the year 1804, Samson was
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