Everybody has heard about Paul Revere’s ride, but few know about 16-year-old Sybil Ludington’s horseback journey to gather the troops of Putnam County, New York, during the Revolutionary War. Traveling 40 miles in the dark of night, she pounded on doors to wake the colonists—and mustered 400 soldiers to stop the British advance.
Sybil was born to Abigail and Henry Ludington on April 6, 1761. Colonel Henry Ludington was the commander of the local militia near Fredericksburgh Precinct, New York (later renamed Ludingtonville, and now part of the town of Kent) during the American Revolution. Sybil is known as “The Girl Paul Revere” and is a wonderful example of courage and faith.
- Behind the Scenes
- Photo Slide Show
- Meet the Ludingtons
Running Time: 90 minutes