Sybil Ludington Statue

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    A statue and a nearby marker are honoring the American Revolutionary War heroine, Sybil Ludington (1761 –1839). On April 26th, 1777, then 16 years old Ludington rode all night long for 40 miles in the New York countryside to alert and rally the American militia groups for the arrival of the British troops to Danbury, Connecticut. Her heroism and legacy were only published in 1880 in an article by Martha J. Lamb, an American author, editor, and historian.
     
    In 1961, the Daughters of the American Revolution commissioned Anna Hyatt Huntington to sculpture a larger-than-life statue of Ludington. It was dedicated on June 3rd, 1961, depicting Ludington sitting on her horse, screaming and waving the stick she used to knock on the doors to alert the people. This statue is standing along the route of Ludington’s famous ride, and smaller copies stand at the public library entrance in Danbury, Connecticut, and at the Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.
     


    Sybil Ludington’s Ride

    An overview of Sybil’s historic ride as well as a 40 mile drive of her probably route with stops along the way.
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    Address: 15 Gleneida Ave, Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512
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