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Sybil Ludington. #5 in Bygone Badass Broads. Sybil came of age (16 yrs old) during the American Revolution. Her father commanded the local farmers into a army called 'Sons of Liberty'. Which is pretty ironic as his daughter was the hero in this story.
Well in New York on April 26, 1777 the British had slipped into nearby Danbury Connecticut and starting burning the town down. They sent a messenger to notify Colonel Ludington that the town needed help. The big issue was that the army was spread all over New York. Sybil volunteered to go across the countryside on horseback, at night, over dirt paths and through dangerous forests to rally as many troops as possible. She also had to go unnoticed by British loyalist who would immediately turn her in. At one point she had to knock a highwayman upside the head with her gun who tried to attack her.
Well she ended up riding more than 40 miles yelling at the top of her lungs to raise as many men from their beds as she could!
By the time she returned home 400 men were at her house! They couldn't get to Danbury in time to save the town, but they fought the British straight back from where they came from! B-bye! 💪🏼
Both George Washington and Alexander Hamilton thanked her personally. Wowza!

#Paulwho #Fearless #GoGurl

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Sybil Lundington (2018)


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