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Sarah Tarrant
Nurse of Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Sarah Tarrant

Sarah Tarrant
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Intro Nurse of Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Is Nurse
From United States of America
Field Healthcare
Gender female
Birth 1743
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Sarah Tarrant (1743 – May 13, 1828 in Salem, Massachusetts) was a nurse. She is remembered for her bravery in challenging the British soldiers who occupied Salem during military actions prior to the American Revolutionary War.

On Sunday, February 26, 1775, a battalion of British infantry, under Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Leslie, was sent to Salem to look for colonial weapons. Sarah Tarrant shouted at them from a window: "Go home and tell your master he sent you on a fool's errand, and has broken the peace of our Sabbath. Do you think we were born in the woods, to be frightened of owls?" A soldier aimed his musket at her, and she dared him, "Fire, if you have the courage, but I doubt it." No shots were fired, and the British, having found no weapons, left the town.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 11 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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