Sybil Ludington.
Sybil Ludington rallies Patriots and waves her hitting stick.

Statue of the Teen Girl Paul Revere

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Carmel, New York

Sybil Ludington was 16 years old on the night of April 26, 1777, when she rode 40 miles -- more than twice the distance ridden by Paul Revere -- from Danbury, Connecticut, to Carmel, New York, warning everyone that the British were planning to attack Danbury.

Her bronze statue depicts Sybil on horseback, screaming, and waving the stick that she used to knock on doors and whack highwaymen who got in her way. It was sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington, and dedicated on June 3, 1961.

A slightly smaller version of the statue stands in Danbury, which, despite Sybil's heroic efforts, was still attacked by the British.

Statue of the Teen Girl Paul Revere

Address:
Gleneida Ave., Carmel, NY
Directions:
Downtown. On the west side of Gleneida Ave., next to the lake, about a quarter mile south of its intersection with Hwy 301. Park at St. James the Apostle School across the street.
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