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Ludington King-size Coordinating Bed Skirt

Ludington King-size Coordinating Bed Skirt

Our coordinating king-size bed skirt adds a contemporary edge to our Ludington Bedding Collection.

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Product Details

Our bed skirt features a 15” drop.

Our medley of espresso brown hues and a hint of a metallic shimmer in the geometric pattern strikes a subtle balance for a fresh, current look.

We named this collection after a little-known equestrian heroine from 1777 and thought it fitting to tell her story since this brave little 16-year-old and her horse changed history.

About Ludington

Sybil Ludington (April 16, 1761- February 26, 1839), daughter of Col. Henry Ludington, was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War who became famous for her night ride on April 26, 1777, to alert American colonial forces to the approach of enemy troops. Her action was similar to that performed by Paul Revere, though she rode more than twice the distance of Revere and was only 16 years old at the time of her action. She was an aunt of Harrison Ludington.

Ludington's ride started at 9:00 P.M. and ended around dawn. She rode 40 miles, more than twice the distance of Paul Revere, into the damp hours of darkness. This is especially remarkable because modern-day endurance horse riders using lightweight saddles can barely ride such distances in daylight over well-marked courses (see endurance riding). She rode through Carmel to Mahopac, thence to Kent Cliffs, from there to Farmers Mills, and back home. She used a stick to prod her horse and knock on doors. She managed to defend herself against a highwayman with her father's musket. When soaked from the rain and exhausted, she returned home, and most of the 400 soldiers were ready to march.

The memoir of Colonel Henry Ludington states,

Sybil, who, a few days before, had passed her sixteenth birthday and bade her to take a horse, ride for the men, and tell them to be at his house by daybreak. One who even now rides from Carmel to Cold Spring will find rugged and dangerous roads with lonely stretches. Imagination only can picture what it was a century and a quarter ago, on a dark night, with reckless bands of "Cowboys" and "Skinners" abroad in the land. But the child performed her task, clinging to a man's saddle, and guiding her steed with only a hempen halter, as she rode through the night, bearing the news of the sack of Danbury. There is no extravagance in comparing her ride with that of Paul Revere and its midnight message. Nor was her errand less efficient than his. By daybreak, thanks to her daring, nearly the whole regiment was mustered before her father's house at Fredericksburgh and, an hour or two later, was on the march for vengeance on the raiders.

The men arrived too late to save Danbury, Connecticut. At the start of the Battle of Ridgefield, however, they were able to drive General William Tryon, then governor of the colony of New York, and his men to Long Island Sound.

Sybil was congratulated for her heroism by friends and neighbors and also by General George Washington.