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The Story of Eight Remarkable

When you think of the American Revaluation and the people who impacted it most, you think of Gorge Washington, Paul Revere, Thomas Jefferson or John Adams. Most people over look the significance of the other players, that we really don't hear or talk about. When you think of women who have played roles in the American Revelation youthink of Betsy Ross the women who made our country's flag. People don' t look at the other amazing women like the 8 women of this book Glory, Passion and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution. In the past people have disregarded the roles that women have played in our country's birth. This book introduces the reader to eight women of the American revaluation. Melissa Bohrer, the author introduced us to Sybil Ludington, Phillis Wheatly, Abigail Adams, Mercy Warren, Lydia Darragh, Molly Pitcher, Deborah Sampson and Nancy Ward.
Sybil Ludington was the female Paul Revere. She rode over 40-miles, twice that of Paul Revere to warn the militia that British troops were burning Danbury, Connecticut at the age of 16. To hear her story is unbelievable. Gen. Howe himself put a bounty on her fathers head, COL. Ludington. In April, 1777, the British army made a surprise attack on Danbury to seize and destroy Continental Army supplies stored there. A messengertold Col. Ludington that the British were coming so Col. Ludington began to organize the militia. The militia was scattered across Connecticut getting ready for the spring harvest, so it was hard for the messenger to find the militia. The massager soon became exhausted and he was not familiar with the area, and could not be find all of the militia volunteers. Sybil Ludington, who had just turned 16, was very familiar with the area, and volunteered to sound the alert. She left for her now-famous ride at approximately 9 PM into the rainy night, traveling 40 miles from her home in what is now the …

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