The National Women's History Museum is an online institution preserving women's history and working to establish a physical Museum in Washington D.C.
1761 days ago
Today in 1777, a barely 16 year old girl, Sybil Ludington rode all night, covering 40 miles (far greater than Paul Revere) to gather her father's troops and warn them that British troops were attacking. When British troops and loyalists attacked a nearby town during the Revolutionary War, Ludington’s father, a colonel, asked her to ride through the night, alerting his men of the danger and urging them to come together to fight back. Because of her bravery, most of the regiment was gathered by daybreak to fight the British. She also was honored by President George Washington for her bravery.