Sybil Ludington's Ride




 There were several riders who set out in April of 1775, the night Paul Revere rode in Boston,  including 16 year old Sybil Ludington, the daughter of Colonel Henry Ludington, who asked Sybil to ride out and alert his men to gather and fight the British. 

She rode through w Putnam County, New York, for 40 miles and due to her bravery almost all of her father’s men were gathered at their home by daybreak and marched soon after for Danbury, Connecticut, to fight. (Danbury housed numerous Continental Army supplies)

Although the men were too late to save Danbury, George Washington came in person to the Ludington house to thank Sybil for her help and bravery.