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Susanna's Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War
Historic St. John's Church
Richmond, VA
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Susanna's Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War
JOIN US FOR A READING and Q&A with Author Libby McNamee, followed by a book signing.

Doors 1:45 PM / 2:00 PM Start

Weve all heard of Paul Revere, but have you heard of Susanna Bolling? 

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?  

This year the Virginia General Assembly recognized Susana's bravery, making her birthday of December 5 "Susanna Bolling Day" throughout the Commonwealth.

About Libby McNamee

A writer and lawyer, Libby McNamee loves exploring Virignia's many historical sites. When a descendant told her about Susanna Bolling's heroism, Libby was determined to share it with the world. Susanna's Midnight Ride is her first published novel.

Libby served as a US Army JAG Officer in Korea, Bosnia, Germany, and Washington State. She and her book-obsessed husband and son live in Richmond, Virginia.  A Boston native, Libby graduate from Georgetown University and Catholic University Law School.

Check out her Facebook Page @LibbyMcNameeAuthor and her website at LibbyMcNamee.com


Historic St. John's Church (View)
2401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23223
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Historic St. John's Church Visitor Center
On BPT Since: Jul 21, 2014
St. John's Church Visitor Center

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