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Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:11 AM.

When I woke up the next morning, my brother was home. I couldn’t believe the war was finally over. That afternoon, my mom and I finished the flag. It was beautiful, red and white strips, with a circle of thirteen white stars in a blue square at the top left corner of the flag.

 

The Lives of Children during the American Revolution

By Mary-Kate Wood

Grade six

Faith Christian School

I am going to tell you about Sybil Ludington, also known as the “Female Paul Revere”. Syb, as we called her, is my sister. I am Rebecca Ludington, and we are two of twelve children. Our father, Colonel Henry Ludington, was part of the Seventh Militia of the Continental Army that patrolled a section in Connecticut and New York. Syb and I would spy for him and made up special signals that were also used by another secret agent of my father’s. Syb would deliver secret messages from father to his secret agents.



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