Every American grade school child knows the story of the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. Who was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and Patriot in the American Revolution. He made a famous horseback ride from from Concord to Lexington.
April 18, 1775
On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was summoned by Dr. Joseph Warren of Boston and given the task of riding to Lexington, Massachusetts, with the news that regular troops were about to march into the countryside northwest of Boston.
But most people have never heard of Sybil Ludington~ The Female Paul Revere.
Sybil Ludington was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War who on April 26, 1777, at age 16, she made an all-night horseback ride to alert militia forces in the towns of Putnam County, New York, and Danbury, Connecticut, of the approach of British forces. She rode further than Paul and in a more rugged terrain.
Being a female that was a very dangerous thing to do by today’s standard let alone over 200 years ago. If captured. She would’ve been hung.