Tuesday, April 26, 2016

This Day In History April 26, 1777

Sybil Ludington

  (Redirected from Sibyl Ludington)
Sybil Ludington
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Statue of Sybil Ludington in Carmel, New York by Anna Hyatt Huntington.
BornApril 5, 1761
Kent, New York, U.S.
DiedFebruary 26, 1839 (aged 77)
Catskill, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s)Edmond Ogden (married in 1784)
Sybil Ludington commemorative stamp

Sybil Ludington (April 5, 1761 – February 26, 1839), daughter of Colonel Henry Ludington, was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War who, mounted on her horse, Star, became famous for her night ride on April 26, 1777 to alert rebel forces to the approach of the British regular forces. Her action was similar to that performed by Jack JouettWilliam Dawes and Paul Revere,[1][2][3][4][5][6] although she rode more than twice the distance of Revere and was only 16 years old at the time of her action. She was an aunt of Harrison Ludington, a Governor of Wisconsin.

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