My Brother Sam Is Dead Setting & Symbolism

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Redding Ridge

Redding is the home of the Meeker family and the town where they have their tavern. The area is mostly loyal to the king, but there is a division between the two areas of Redding Ridge and Redding Center. Most of the events in the novel take place in Redding, which is located in a part of Connecticut that both armies pass through several times.

The Meeker Tavern

The tavern serves food and lodges travelers. It also has a small store, and people in the town gather there to socialize as well as buy supplies. The Meekers live in the tavern, and they keep their livestock in a barn out back.

Sam's uniform

Sam arrives at the Meeker tavern proudly wearing the scarlet uniform of the Rebel army.

The Brown Bess

Father's large gun, which Sam steals when he runs off to the war.

The Two Churches

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