On May 23rd, she went into service. She performed duties as well as any man. Their had been rumors back home of a women fighting as a man. But, her regiment was on the way to West Point by this time. When Deborah was Fighting she was wounded twice, the first time was a wound to the leg. She tended her own wounds, so her gender would not be discovered. The leg never healed right. The second time she was hospitalized for a fever and the Doctor discovered her real gender. He made arrangements that ended her military career. She was honorably discharged from the army in October 1783.