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Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms

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Sybil Ludington earned a place in American history on a rainy night in 1777 when she rode 40 miles through enemy-infested woods to summon her father's regiment to halt a British raid on Connecticut and New York. Though Paul Revere is the most celebrated revolutionary to sound the call to arms, Sybil Ludington's ride was bolder and far more dangerous, and she was only sixte ...more
Unknown Binding, 104 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Purple Mountain Press (first published May 1st 2000)
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Jul 26, 2011 John rated it it was ok
Decent read, although the author accepted the folklore of this story without further investigation. Apparently there are no historical facts supporting Sybil Ludington's ride to call out the militia, despite quite a few historians' attempts to uncover them. I would think that if you're going to write the story of Sybil Ludington you would perform the due diligence to either corroborate or disqualify the legend and determine if this is history or folklore.
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Nov 15, 2011 Liam Sr. rated it really liked it
Great introduction to a Revolutionary War story I was not aware of! I love the style of VTD, his writing would make an English teacher proud and an English student inspired.
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