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Colonel Henry Ludington (1739–1817) was the commander of the 7th Regiment of the Dutchess County Militia, a volunteer regiment of local men who fought in the Battle of Ridgefield in April, 1777, during the American Revolutionary War. His daughter, Sybil Ludington, is known as the female Paul Revere for her role in gathering her father's troops to meet the advancing British army. He later became an aide-de-camp to General George Washington. Ludington was the grandfather of Harrison Ludington, the Governor of Wisconsin.