Sybil Ludington is a forgotten American Revolutionary war heroine. Everyone remembers Paul Revere and his famous midnight ride. But did you know that he wasn't the only one riding on horseback at night to warn the townspeople that the British were coming? Sybil Ludington, a sixteen year old girl, was the daughter of Colonel Henry Ludington. Colonel Ludington was a New York militia officer. He received a message at his home alerting him that the British General, William Tryon, was about to attack the town of Danbury, Connecticut. It’s not known for sure if Sybil volunteered or if her father instructed her, but she was reported to have rode over 40 miles at night to help warn the townspeople and help muster the men.
Perhaps she is forgotten because the British troops attacked and practically destroyed everything is sight until as they were retreating, they were attacked by American troops. The troops saved a little bit of the town, but they could not stop the British troops from retreating to their ships on Long Island Sound.