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