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Via the valuable resources of Christian History, a remarkable story that seemed remarkably apropos not only because of the holiday, but because “Mulan” has recently become the flavor of the day DVD in our house…

The Revolutionary War was supported by most Baptist men and at least one Baptist woman! In 1782 Massachusetts Baptist Deborah Sampson donned a soldier’s uniform and successfully enlisted in the Continental Army as Private Robert Shurtliff. Assigned to the infantry, she was wounded twice. Her sexual identity went undetected for over a year. After the war, Deborah married a farmer and bore three children. She eventually received full payment, a pension, and public praise for her military service. Her church, however, excommunicated her for impersonating a man.

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