Sharon, Massachusetts: Statue of Woman Who Fought as a Man

Deborah Sampson dressed as a man and fought in the American Revolutionary War for 17 months. Her statue shows her half-dressed as a colonial woman and half as a Patriot soldier.
Address:
11 N. Main St., Sharon, MA
Directions:
Downtown, in front of the library. On the east side of Hwy 27/N. Main St. just south of its intersection with High St.
Admission:
Free
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Deborah Sampson statue.

Deborah Sampson: Female Soldier

One of America's first female soldiers is honored with a life-size statue in front of Sharon's library. Deborah Sampson dressed as a man and fought in the American Revolutionary War for 17 months. Wounded twice, she refused medical care and continued to fight. After a severe illness a doctor discovered her secret. Because of her service she was given an honorable discharge and a pension. Later she married and had three children.

[Paris, 05/15/2017]

Unveiled on Veterans Day 1989, the sculpture by Lu Stubbs shows Sampson half-dressed as a colonial woman and half as a Patriot soldier.


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