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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2021 8:34 p.m. PST

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"Sometimes we fail to notice the greatest heroes. Courage and daring can hide even in the smallest of characters, springing up unexpectedly and just in the nick of time. Sybil Ludington was just sixteen years old when she risked her life to save others, delivering crucial warnings on the eve of an important battle. An inspiration to girls around the world, her story has been unjustly overlooked, even though it's about one of the youngest fighters and great heroinesof the American Revolutionary War.

On April 5, 1761, Sybil Ludington was born. She was the first child of first cousins Henry Ludington and Abigail Knowles, and would later have 11 siblings. The town in which she was born was then known as Fredericksburg, in New York. Today it is called Ludingtonville, a hamlet in the larger city of Kent. The Ludingtons were early settlers into New York , hailing from Connecticut, and the city was named after them. Her father, Colonel Henry Ludington, was a seasoned military veteran, and had served in the British Army for over sixty years. However, at the time of the emerging American Revolution, Ludington switched his allegiance and had firmly taken up the American Patriot cause…"
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