On a rainy night in 1777, a sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington mounted her horse and rode forty miles through enemy-infested Putnam County to warn her father's regiment of impending British raids. Riding twice the distance of Paul Re- vere and under more dire circumstances, her heroic efforts helped position the Continental army in subsequent battles. A widow at a young age, Sybil became a successful businesswoman in a male-dominated profession and lived in the region for her remaining years. Through family documents and correspondence, local author Vincent T. Dacquino charts the incredible life and legacy of Sybil Ludington.
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