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Monday, March 29 • 9:30am - Wednesday, June 30 •10:30am
Susanna's Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War. Author (ES & MS)

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I will discuss my research, the accompanying study guide, as well as how the history applies to the Virginia SOLs.

We've all heard of Paul Revere, but have you heard of Susanna Bolling, a Virginia heroine?

Almost five years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution hung in the balance. In late May 1781, General Cornwallis invaded City Point, VA and quartered his army there. As 16-year-old Susanna Bolling served the British General and his officers dinner, she overheard their plans to capture General Lafayette and crush the American rebellion once and for all. Under the cover of darkness, she snuck out of her house through a secret underground tunnel and canoed downriver. Then she grabbed a neighbor's horse and rode ten miles to warn Lafayette. But would she make it back home by sunrise without detection?

In 2018, the Virginia General Assembly recognized Susana's bravery, making her birthday of December 5 "Susanna Bolling Day" throughout the Commonwealth. My book "Susanna's Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War" is based on the TRUE story of this local heroine, whose story is just becoming known to Virginia, America, and the world.


Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT