Sybil Ludington's Role In The Revolutionary War

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Maci Metheny Mrs. Cygan 23 September 2015 History Sybil Ludington Sybil Ludington was born April 5th, 1761, in Connecticut, along with her twelve brothers and sisters, of which she was the eldest. Her father, Henry Ludington was a farmer and a military officer, and her mother, Abigail, stayed home with their children. Henry and Abigail were first cousins, and six years apart in age. Soon after she was born, Sybil’s family moved to Dutchess County, New York. There, her father served in the military for more than sixty years. Sybil’s main role in the Revolutionary War, and the reason she’s so often referred to as “The Female Paul Revere”, was the night of April 26, 1777. Loyalists and British troops had raided and attacked the town of Danbury,
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