Redding Ridge where My
Brother Sam is Dead takes place. This house is where Lt. Betts was
located, to the right would be Meeker's Tavern.
Stone dedicated in 2002
reads: "In memory of the Redding citizens captured nearby April
26, 1777 & imprisoned in New York for ramsom by British General
William Tryon & his invading army."
Redding that relates to My Brother Sam
where the British Soldiers halted in front of Anglican Church
that hangs above the mantle of the Putnam Park Museum in Redding/Bethel
CT. Shows huts, camp fires and stacked arms.
has his own road!
Meeker's grave, wife of Jonathan
Beach's grave. He was Mr. Beach's son and a Tory
Read's Grave = Oct. 30, 1786
House. He was the Congregational Church Leader & a Patriot
and Below are two images of the "empty field" Tim Meeker
describes in the book. This field is north of the Anglican Church
and likely where the English Troops rested when they marched through
of the Christ Church Episcopal
of Putnam Park
they stored the Ammo
Fire. Notice the bayonet length on the gun held by the soldier on
the far left (it can be seen because of the musket smoke).
Troops waiting for the Patriots
Troops firing on the Patriots
are defeated and now it's back to camp
Huts or what is left of the soldiers huts that is! The piles of
stone use to be chimneys. 12 Soldiers to a 14' X 16' hut...Really!!!
Dirt floors too.
of a hut showing bunk beds
camp looked before huts were built
Bess or Muskets
to Putnam Park
to Putnam Park
at Putnam Park
House...like Sam would have been held in
House Interior, fireplace
View of Guard House
of Paper Money
Photos of Soldiers & Muskets.
This is Connecticut
5th Regiment's Flickr Collection
The Complete Guide to My Brother Sam is Dead is now available and
in Word Document format to allow teachers to copy and paste the
material into their own lesson plans if they wish to. Follow this
Complete Guide to My Brother Sam is Dead ($6.00 in Word Format)
Available at the History of Redding Website:
War Research mostly Connecticut information but an excellent
American Revolution Sites Connecticut Society of the Sons
of the American Revolution (SAR)
the Revolution Occurred- a very good timeline of events that
led to the colonist revolt, what happenned during it and how our
nation was formed.
of the Revolutionary War- Awesome resource showing you dates,
locations and winners and losers.
of the Revolutionary War
Money and Inflation
and Death Aboard British Prison Ships
of Prisoners who died on British Prison Ships
George, 1732-1799. The writings of George Washington from
the original manuscript sources: Volume 13 Electronic Text Center,
University of Virginia Library
Complete General Orders of George Washington October 2, 1778
and the Revolution The Revolution split some denominations,
notably the Church of England, whose ministers were bound by oath
to support the King, and the Quakers, who were traditionally pacifists.
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