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My Brother Sam is Dead Photos

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."

Map of Redding that relates to My Brother Sam

William Heron's Gravestone

View of where the British Soldiers halted in front of Anglican Church

Painting that hangs above the mantle of the Putnam Park Museum in Redding/Bethel CT. Shows huts, camp fires and stacked arms.

Jerry has his own road!

Abigail Meeker's grave, wife of Jonathan

Daniel Meeker's grave

John Meeker's grave

Lt. Stephen Betts gravestone

Lazarus Beach's grave. He was Mr. Beach's son and a Tory

Zalmon Read's Grave

Sarah Read's Grave

Col. John Read's Grave = Oct. 30, 1786

Rev. Bartlett's House. He was the Congregational Church Leader & a Patriot

Above 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 Redding Ridge.

Front of the Christ Church Episcopal

Photos of Putnam Park

Where they stored the Ammo

Patriot Troops

Musket 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).

Loyalist Troops waiting for the Patriots

Loyalist Troops firing on the Patriots

Patriots Charge...

...and Chase

Loyalists are defeated and now it's back to camp

Soldiers 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.

Interior of a hut showing bunk beds

The way camp looked before huts were built

Brown Bess or Muskets

Entrance to Putnam Park

Entrance to Putnam Park

Old Put at Putnam Park

A Guard Sam would have been held in

Guard House Sign

Guard House Interior, fireplace

Another View of Guard House

Photos of Paper Money

Additional Photos of Soldiers & Muskets.
This is Connecticut 5th Regiment's Flickr Collection

New: 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 link: The Complete Guide to My Brother Sam is Dead ($6.00 in Word Format)

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