My Brother Sam Is Dead

by Christopher Collier, James L. Collier

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What events occur in chapter 11 of My Brother Sam Is Dead?

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The bullet is removed from the wounded Rebel messenger, and he tells the people in the tavern that Captain Benedict Arnold will be bringing his army through Redding in order to pursue the British. Tim hopes he will see Sam since Arnold is the leader of Sam's troop. Then several Rebel officers run in the tavern, one of whom is Benedict Arnold. Tim runs to the soldiers and asks about Sam, and the two brothers have a tearful reunion.

Tim tells Sam their father has been captured, but Sam says he already knew about it and tried to get him out of prison. When Mrs. Meeker tells Sam he should come home after his enlistment ends, Sam tells her he will not quit until the British surrender. The two brothers say goodbye, and Tim realizes that Sam is fighting for something that is greater than himself. For the first time, Tim feels equal to his brother.

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