Sybil Ludington~ The Female Paul Revere.

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.

 

Sybil Ludington

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A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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3 Responses to Sybil Ludington~ The Female Paul Revere.

  1. I read older literature and suffrage pamphlets found her name mentioned.

    I see it’s just in later years she isn’t mentioned.

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  2. Amanda says:

    I have seen this name used in conjunction with an article written about Sojourner Truth but didn’t know who she was.

    Liked by 1 person

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