Sybil Ludington was a young and impressive colonial woman living just outside of New York in rural Dutchess county at the start of the American Revolution in 1775. She was the eldest daughter of commander Henry Ludington. Sybil’s father belonged to the Dutchess County militia.
“Mr. Carroll, has come to hasten my departure, in a bad humor, because I insist on waiting until the picture of Washington is secured, and it requires to be unscrewed from the wall. This process was too tedious for these perilous moment. And now, I must leave this house, or the army will make me a prisoner” – Dolley Madison.