Ganet (December 17, 1760 - April 29, 1827), better known as Deborah Sampson, was an American woman who disguised as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. She is one of a small number of women with a documented record of military combat experience in that war. She served 17 months in the army, as "Robert Shurtliff", of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, was wounded in 1782 and honorably discharged at West Point, New York in 1783.
The first American woman soldier was Deborah Sampson of Massachusetts. She enlisted as a Continental Army soldier under the name of "Robert Shurtliff". She served for three years... - 08.14.2010, YouTube