“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, — I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger… If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you… Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.” – Harriet Tubman
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.