Rallying the Soldiers

As absurd as it sounds, 16 year old Sybil Ludington was the female Paul Revere of the American Revolution.   In 1777, she rode forty miles in a rainstorm to warn her father’s militiamen that the British were coming. 

While too late to save Danbury, the militia fought with departing British soldiers.  Locals and General George Washington thanked Sybil for her role.

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Statue of Sybil Ludington in Carmel, New York

This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Sources: Refinery29; National Women’s History Museum; American Battlefield Trust

14 comments

  1. British, British… They don’t seem to be in history for the right reasons.
    Those I feel sorry for the most are the Indigenous land occupants of what is now called America, who didn’t call those who are both fighting for a territory that wasn’t theirs to claim in the first place.
    Horrible.

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