Sixteen year old Yale student
in 1775 defies his Tory sympathizing father, an innkeeper at Redding, Connecticut.
He joins the Continental Army. Tim is left to help at the tavern. We see
Tim working out the confusion. Can both his father and his brother Sam
be right? There were hardships and bitterness and conflicting beliefs in
the lives of ordinary people during the American Revolution.
Tim Meeker's older brother,
Sam, comes home from college to announce he has joined the Patriots to
fight the British. Their father is loyal to the king, along with
most of the community. Sam leaves then for the war, even though his father
is against it. Tim continues his work, through the years of war,
at the family's tavern but struggles with deciding what people are on what
side and which side is right. Tim's hardest struggles come when war
affects his life, and he sees both sides take the life of many. (Kristy