The Fighting Ground Setting & Symbolism

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Jonathan's Family Farm

Jonathan and his family live on a farm in a rural area of New Jersey.

Trenton, NJ

Trenton, NJ, which is near Jonathan's home. The townspeople are hoping General Washington will soon retake the city from the British.

Town Tavern

The tavern in the small town near Jonathan's house sounds a bell as a call to arms.

Jonathan's Musket

Jonathan is loaned a musket by the town's tavern owner. The musket weighs 12 pounds and is taller than Jonathan.

Pennington

Pennington was a New Jersey town seven miles to the south of Jonathan's home. The town was held by the British and the Hessians.

Alexandria

Alexandria was a New Jersey town ten miles northwest of Jonathan's home. The town was held by the British and the Hessians.

Fleming

Fleming was a New Jersey town six miles northeast of Johnathan's home. The town was under the control...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Fighting Ground from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.