Try to envision a time when life was far harder, and kicking back in the recliner, watching TV, surrounded by all of the comforts of home after a long day, wasn’t even a fanciful notion. Instead, vigilance and invasion by a foreign entity of the Mims Opossum Removal town or home without any notice was what was on the mind of freedom seeking people in this country. Even your own home was not a safe space.
Sixteen year old Sybil, another young American patriot would have been a powerful voice for Liberty in associations like Turning Point or the Tea Party today, but it was not to be her time.
What made her such an advantage to the freedom and reform movement anyway?
His troops were scattered over a 30-mile loop of country side and he had no mechanized transport or radio to help facilitate contact. Left with no one to call upon for assistance, Sybil, the only capable person available to get a desperate call for help, decided to react to what she considered to be her call to duty.
In her selfless act of courage, she rode for what seemed an eternity to inform as many as 400 troops who were ready to do battle to defend a lifestyle only dreamed of by true freedom seeking Americans.
Modern day Americans have no expertise or even a vision of what it’d be like to have a foreign influence coming to our shores to battle us, challenging our constitutional rights and freedoms. We live free in part due to the bravery of men and women like Sybil.
This time on American soil where there was no safe area for everyone to hide. You see, Sybil Ludington’s time was during the time of another Tea Party and revolution, some 240 years back.
At the night attack, the British did burn Danbury, Connecticut, an important supply depot for the Continental Army, but due to Sybil, many people were ready and escaped death.