Father, I feel like something is amiss. I need to find out what.
A messenger is coming. He will tell us the news of the Patriots.
The British have invaded Danbury, Connecticut and are ransacking it!
Oh no! The British are close and my men are on furlough!
I will go, father. I'll be silent as night and bring the men here. Those redcoats better watch out or they're going to die.
Sibyl, my eldest daughter, will you go out and ride to gather my men? Take a horse, ride for them, and tell them to be at my house by daybreak.
I must leave. I wish good luck to you both.
Sybil Ludington (left) and her father, Colonel Henry Ludington, (right) are in their house in Duchess County, New York.
Thank you for this chance to help my country.
Here is a horse for you. Ride out to the neighboring towns and bring back my men! I know you can do this. Don't doubt yourself. Be back by daybreak and stay safe.
Colonel Ludington, veteran of the French and Indian War, was a commander of the Duchess County militia in New York. His men were on leave of absence, so to get the men they would have to ride out at least 40 miles to neighboring towns to get them.
Owww! Please don't kill me and I won't attack you again!
I will spare you, but you better not attack anyone ever again.
Sibyl Ludington, the eldest of 12 daughters, had decided to go and gather her father's men to take down the British at Danbury. It was her own midnight ride, the Midnight Ride of Sibyl Ludington.
The Redcoats have invaded Danbury, Connecticut! My father, Colonel Henry Ludington, has ordered his men to come with him and chase down the British! Come one, and let's go!
We will all be at your father's house, Miss Sibyl. Thank you for warning us. We will now attack the British.
Sibyl, being brace and courageous, took a horse and started her journey.
Sybil was attacked by a highway man because she was a woman and he didn't think she should be out there.
Sibyl Ludington became famous for her midnight ride and raised 400 men against the British forces in Danbury, Connecticut, driving them out.