Ludington is the spirited 16-year-old
daughter of Lt. Colonel Henry Ludington, a former aide-de-camp to
General Washington and
now commander of the Seventh Regiment of Militia for Dutchess County,
New York. The British, under the command of General William
Danbury and there is no one to muster the over 400 troops under Col.
riding on her trusty steed Star,
Sybil braves 40 miles of
treacherous lonely backwoods roads on a dark rainy night to muster
the troops so they can meet at her father's home by dawn. Along the
way, although Sybil is helped by
her friend David Nimham,
a Nochpeem Indian warrior, she is hindered in her ride by Ichabod
Prosser, a rogue outlaw who intends to seek revenge against her father
by stopping her from finishing her legendary ride.