Sybil Ludington

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Sybil Ludington (April 5, 1761 – February 26, 1839) was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War. She was the daughter of Colonel Henry Ludington. In 1773 he joined the rebel cause.[1] He was the colonel of the local regiment.[1] Sybil Ludington became famous for her night ride on April 26, 1777 to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British Regulars.[2] Her action was similar to the ride of Paul Revere.[3][4][5] She rode more than twice the distance of Revere. She was only 16 years old at the time of her ride.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sybil Ludington (1761-1839)". National Women's History Museum. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  2. Carole Watterson Troxler. "Ludington, Sybil". American National Biography Online. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  3. Johnson, "Memoir," Colonel Henry Ludington, Google Books
  4. Sybil's Story, footnotes 20, 21, 23
  5. Profile,; accessed February 23, 2015.