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1761, Apr 51839, Feb 26
celebrated as a heroine of the American Revolutionary War. She reportedly rode to alert militia forces in the villages of Putnam County, New York and Danbury, Connecticut on the night of April 26, 1777 at age 16, warning of the approach of the British regular forces. The ride was similar to those performed by William Dawes, Paul Revere (Massachusetts, April 1775), and Jack Jouett (Virginia, 1781). Ludington reportedly rode more than twice the distance attributed to Revere and was much younger than the men. However, there is no contemporaneous evidence that these events occurred.
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04/26/1777-Sybil Ludington, 16, rides from New York to Connecticut, rallying her father's militia
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