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Tarnation Sybil!: Sybil Ludington

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 10



Appeared in

Victory or Death: Stories of the American Revolution

Story Summary

In the early months of 1777 British troops invaded Connecticut setting fire to rebel ammunition and houses in Danbury. Unfortunately patriot soldiers were home on a two day leave for planting Spring crops. "Tarnation Sybil!" is the story, based on a true story, of sixteen year old Sybil Ludington's heroic ride to muster her fathers soldiers.