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Women of the American Revolution~ Paul Revere known for his ride but not Sybil Ludington. How about the female Paul Revere? That's what Sybil Ludington is known as. Sybil's ride was twice as far as Paul's.

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.

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships  Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. “African American Slave Trade: Ships & Records for Genealogy.

21 Of The Most Heartwarming Historic Photos Ever

21 Of The Most Heartwarming Historic Photos Ever

21 Of The Most Heartwarming Historic Photos Ever.i thought you might like this 00

On April 5 1761 Sybil Ludington, a heroine of the American Revolutionary War, was born. At the age of 16 she rode through the night to warn militiamen that British troops were planning to invade Danbury, Connecticut. Her 40-mile journey took her through the semi-wilderness, and although the soldiers she roused were unable to save Danbury they did arrive in time for the Battle of Ridgefield.

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.

Sybil Ludington (April 5, 1761 – February 26, 1839) was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War who is famous for her night ride on April 26, 1777 to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British. Her action was similar to that performed by Paul Revere, though she rode more than twice the distance of Revere and was only 16 years old at the time of her action.  Wikipedia

Sybil Ludington, a 16 year old girl who rode twice as far miles) as Paul Revere to gather militia & warn the British were coming.

Dark and Bloody Ground: The American Revolution Along the Southern Frontier

The Paperback of the Dark and Bloody Ground: The American Revolution Along the Southern Frontier by Richard D. Blackmon at Barnes & Noble.

Mary Desha - co-founder of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Born in Lexington, KY and buried there.

Mary Desha - Co-founder of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Born in Lexington, KY and buried there.

Faces of the men who won America's independence: Amazing early photos of heroes of the Revolutionary War in their old age

Faces of the American revolution: Amazing early photographs which document some of the heroes of the War for Independence in their later years

These stunning images are early photographs of some of the men who bravely fought for their country in the Revolutionary War some 237 years ago.

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