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While Paul Revere is most commonly credited with riding to alert militia of approaching British forces, so did the young Sybil Ludington. Her father headed the local militia during the American Revolution. On April 26, 1777, at the age of 16, she left on a forty mile ride to warn her father’s militiamen that British troops were planning to attack Danbury, Connecticut. Her ride lasted from 9p.m. to dawn the next morning and one of her stops was to warn the people of Danbury. While the British troops destroyed several buildings and homes in Danbury,...Read on