|Sybil Ludington Study|
Watercolor and ink on paper
Sybil Ludington was barley sixteen when she took her forty mile ride through the night to gather up militia during the American Revolutionary War. Nearly all Americans have heard of a similar ride by Paul Revere. However, Paul and the two other men that rode with him, were captured by the British before they could complete their mission. Sybil completed her mission by herself, traveled twice the distance, at the age of sixteen, in the rain, with a large stick.