Sybil Ludington, known as the 'female Paul Revere'. She was 16 and rode 40 miles to raise the militia to stop approaching British under high risk of death. By contrast, Paul Revere was 47 and rode 12 miles.
Sybil Ludington, was only 16 years old when she rode 40 miles to warn the American militia that the British were coming! She rode twice as far as Paul Revere and yet most of us have never heard of this very brave young woman.