1777 - Danbury on Fire!
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Thirteen-year-old Joe Hamilton's father has many fears: the Revolutionary War is closing in on his small Connecticut town. Arguments on the war have split the town and split Joe's family. Or rather, the family shattered all by itself.
Joe's mother grinds her teeth as she follows her husband's wishes - not the wishes of her father, so serious a Patriot that he died on July 4, 1776.
Sharp-witted Joe now listens to every word that adults say, while vowing that he will never be anything like his manipulative Patriot grandfather, Captain Silas Hamilton.
No, of course, not....
Left on his own amid British generals and red-coated troopers, Joe just wants to see the parade as King George's army pays Danbury a visit. Are the British invaders a danger?
They're all nice to Joe...
maybe too nice...
About the Author
Millicent Haight Bell Hughes grew up knowing she had relatives in the Colonial Wars.
All details had disappeared from family lore, although the long generations in her family mean that her own father was born in the century before last.
A deep desire for detail and connection produced 1777 - Danbury on Fire!
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