Try to envision a time when life was much harder, and kicking back in the recliner, watching TV, surrounded by Cocoa Beach Opossum Removal all the comforts of home after a long day, was not even a fanciful notion. Instead, vigilance and invasion by a foreign entity of your town or home without notice was what was on the mind of freedom seeking people in this country. Even your own home wasn’t a safe space.
Sixteen year old Sybil, another young American patriot would have been a strong voice for Liberty in associations like Turning Point or the Tea Party now, but it was not to be her time.
What made her such an advantage to the freedom and reform movement anyway? Well Sybil’s father was a position Colonel who, in a battle situation required to muster reinforcements to counter an enemy attack while simultaneously planning his defense.
His troops were scattered over a 30-mile loop of country side and he had no mechanized transport or radio to help facilitate contact. Left with no one to call upon for help, Sybil, the only capable person available to get out a desperate call for help, chose to respond to what she considered to be her call to duty.
In her selfless act of courage, she rode for what seemed an eternity to notify as many as 400 troops who were ready to do battle to defend a lifestyle only dreamed of by authentic liberty seeking Americans.
Modern day Americans have no experience or perhaps a vision of what it’d be like to have a foreign influence coming to our shores to battle us, challenging our constitutional rights and freedoms. We live free in part due to the bravery of men and women like Sybil.
This time on American soil where there was no safe area for everyone to hide.
In the night attack, the British did burn Danbury, Connecticut, an important supply depot for the Continental Army, but due to Sybil, many people were prepared and escaped death.