Women In History: You Know About Paul Revere, How About Sybil Ludington?

 

Sybil Ludington’s Ride

We all learn about Paul Revere’s ride in school, but have you ever heard of Sybil Ludington’s Midnight Ride? She doesn’t get a portion of the recognition that Revere did, but Ludington actually rode more than twice the distance of Paul Revere when she was only sixteen.

The daughter of Colonel Henry Ludington, Sybil Ludington embarked on a midnight ride on April 26, 1777 to alert her father’s men that the British were burning Danbury, Connecticut. She rode 40 miles, through Carmel, Mahopac, Kent Cliffs and Farmer’s Mills Counties in New York, and successfully woke up 400 soldiers, who mustered before her father’s house at sunrise the next morning. Though the men arrived too late to save Danbury, but in the Battle of Ridgefield were able to drive General Tryon, Commander of a 2,000 man British force back to Long Island Sound. Word spread of Ludington’s heroic action, and she was recognized by General George Washington.

There are now markers along the route of her midnight ride, and a statue of her in Carmel, New York, but Sybil Ludington deserves her space in history books, right next to Paul Revere.

(For more stories, visit sherooftheweek.com)

Share small business news, blogs and social media tips with Project Eve’s community of small business owners and entrepreneurs today. Our contributors come from a wide range of backgrounds; so whether you are a small business owner, social media strategist, financial adviser, serial entrepreneur, or write an amateur blog we urge you to contribute a blog to our 350,000+ community today. For more information, please refer to our Content Submissions Guidelines.

Add a Blog

42 COMMENTS

  1. It’s the best time to make a few plans for the longer term and it’s time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I may I desire to counsel you few attention-grabbing issues or suggestions. Maybe you can write next articles regarding this article. I wish to learn more issues about it!

  2. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I am quite sure I’ll learn plenty of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  3. I’ve read several just right stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how much attempt you place to make this type of great informative web site.

  4. I wanted to send a small comment in order to say thanks to you for these wonderful guides you are sharing here. My extensive internet investigation has finally been paid with good quality information to go over with my close friends. I would say that most of us readers actually are very endowed to be in a perfect network with many special people with insightful things. I feel rather privileged to have discovered your website page and look forward to plenty of more brilliant minutes reading here. Thank you once more for everything.

  5. hello there and thank you on your information – I have definitely picked up anything new from right here. I did alternatively expertise several technical points the usage of this site, as I experienced to reload the site many occasions prior to I may get it to load properly. I were wondering in case your web hosting is OK? No longer that I’m complaining, but slow loading circumstances times will very frequently impact your placement in google and could injury your quality score if advertising and ***********|advertising|advertising|advertising and *********** with Adwords. Well I am adding this RSS to my email and can look out for much extra of your respective fascinating content. Make sure you replace this once more very soon..

  6. Generally I don’t read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to take a look at and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, very great article.

  7. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say superb blog!

  8. You have to waste less time to search your necessary topic on web, because nowadays the searching techniques of search engines are nice. Thatís why I fount this paragraph here.

  9. I have figured out some important matters through your website post. One other thing I would like to say is that there are several games out there designed in particular for toddler age little ones. They contain pattern acknowledgement, colors, animals, and patterns. These often focus on familiarization instead of memorization. This will keep little kids engaged without feeling like they are learning. Thanks

  10. I was more than happy to find this web-site.I wished to thanks in your time for this wonderful learn!! I undoubtedly enjoying every little bit of it and I’ve you bookmarked to take a look at new stuff you weblog post.

  11. It is in point of fact a great and helpful piece of information. I am happy that you simply shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Great blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?

    I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but
    I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There
    are so many options out there that I’m completely confused ..
    Any suggestions? Bless you!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here