American Revolutionary War Facts

Sybil Ludington Facts

Sybil Ludington
Statue of Sybil Ludington

Introduction

Sybil Ludington was an American Revolutionary War Woman who became famous for her horseback ride through upstate New York to warn militia that British troops were raiding and burning Danbury, Connecticut. What makes her ride even more impressive than that of Paul Revere's ride is that she was just a kid of sixteen when she heroically rode a treacherous forty miles during the middle of the night. To find out where her route took her, how she fended off outlaws during her ride and why there was such confusion over the spelling of her name, read the interesting facts and information on the life of Sybil Ludington below.

Sybil Ludington Early Years

Sybil Ludington's Ride

Sybil Ludington Interesting Facts