Sybil ludington overview

He was in charge of the local militia, and later became an aide to General George Washington during the Battle of White Plains. On her way to gather her father's troops, she warned the people of Danbury.

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Whether the colonel asked his oldest daughter or the year-old bravely volunteered is unknown, but around 9 p. Colonel Henry Ludington's memoir claims: "One who even now rides from Carmel to Cold Spring will find rugged and dangerous roads, with lonely stretches.

She used a stick to prod her horse and knock on doors. For security reasons, the Continental Army had recently transferred its supplies from Peekskill to Danbury, where they were thought to be safe, and were consequently poorly guarded.

Sybil ludington overview

Nor was her errand less efficient than his. For security reasons, the Continental Army had recently transferred its supplies from Peekskill to Danbury, where they were thought to be safe, and were consequently poorly guarded. Knopf, Sybil was conceived a year after the couple married. The couple had one son, Henry, and lived in Catskill, New York. Dramas, an opera, and a marathon have been named for her. Sybil rode through Kent, Mahopac, and Stormville, through Putnam and Dutchess Counties, in the rain, for a total of 40 miles to gather additional troops. In the family moved to Catskill, New York. Four years later, she bought a tavern and helped her son become a lawyer. In order to gather as many troops as possible, Sybil offered to make the night ride across the countryside to alert the militia that they needed additional forces. Paula Hunt concludes, "The story of the lone, teenage girl riding for freedom, it seems, is simply too good not to be believed. Messengers were dispatched in all directions to announce the British arrival and news of the fires.

Rochambeau, the French commander fighting with the Americans. Along Sybil's journey she used a stick to fight off anyone who tried to attack her.

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Sybil's name is found on historic documents as Sibbell, Sebal, Sibel, and Cybil. Nor was her errand less efficient than his. Along Sybil's journey she used a stick to fight off anyone who tried to attack her. She relied on numerous primary sources, including letters, sermons, genealogical compilations, wills, and court records to document Ludington's life. Spring Accessed January 20, There is no evidence to show that she was recognized during her lifetime for the now famous 40 mile night ride during the Revolutionary War.

But the child performed her task, clinging to a man's saddle, and guiding her steed with only a hempen halter, as she rode through the night, bearing the news of the sack of Danbury.

She returned home soaked with rain and exhausted, but most of the soldiers were ready to march.

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Sybil Ludington, the Teen Patriot Who Outrode Paul Revere