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The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Synopsis Benjamin Martin Mel Gibsona veteran of the French and Indian War, is a widower raising his seven children five sons and two daughters on his farm in South Carolina. He manages his land with free servants and employs in carpentry, particularly fashioning rocking chairs, though he has little success with it.
His eldest son, Gabriel Heath Ledgeris keenly interested in the fighting between the American colonies and the British; the Revolutionary War has been waged in other colonies for some time, though Benjamin does not share his enthusiasm in war. When word comes in that a congress is being held in Charleston regarding the war, Gabriel and his brother Thomas Gregory Smith eagerly accompany their father.
One night, gunfire erupts outside the Martin home and the family watches as a battle ensues just beyond their property. A lone and wounded soldier enters the home. As Benjamin draws a pistol to the stranger, it is revealed to be Gabriel, en route to deliver dispatches.
Benjamin gives him care, and to the rest of the wounded soldiers, both Continental and British, through the night into morning. Tavington is given the discovered dispatches and orders the identity of the carrier. Gabriel turns himself in, hoping to spare his family any punishment, but Tavington orders that the wounded Continental troops be killed and the house burned for having harbored the enemy.
Benjamin begs lenience but is silenced as Gabriel is led away. Impatient, Thomas runs forward and tries to free Gabriel but is ruthlessly shot by Tavington.
His soldiers set the house on fire while Gabriel is led away on a separate convoy and the home servants, including housekeeper Abigail Beatrice Bush are forced into British service. Enraged, Benjamin goes back into the burning house and grabs his collection of rifles and ammo from his war chest along with a tomahawk.
He then gives rifles to his older sons, Nathan Trevor Morgan and Samuel Bryan Chafinand tells them to come with him. They make their way through the forest, arriving on a ridge ahead of the British convoy with the intent to ambush them. He tells his sons to start by shooting the officers and work their way down through the British ranks and to remember what he taught them about marksmanship.
As the convoy passes, Benjamin and his sons alternate gunfire, creating confusion and chaos in the British ranks.
The soldiers are quickly killed off and Benjamin shows ferocious brutality when he takes his tomahawk vengefully to one of the British privates. Young Samuel goes to bed distraught over the events of the day but Nathan tells his father he was glad to kill the British soldiers.
A solitary survivor of the convoy attack is brought to Tavington. Tavington is skeptical but surprised that such a thing could happen. Gabriel decides to rejoin the Continentals, stating his decision as the duty of a soldier, and Benjamin decides, with hesitation, to accompany him.
They leave the children with Charlotte and later witness a battle in an open field behind the home of fleeing colonists. Benjamin explains to Gabriel that the form of set-piece warfare opponents directly facing each other and taking turns firing is barbaric and that this particular battle was over before it began.The Pope has returned home to the Vatican City after taking America by storm.
He said and did enough to step on most of our toes and perhaps inspire us with his infectious personality (and deep humility). As a proud American who, I'm ashamed to admit, knew next to nothing about the details of the Revolutionary War, McCullough's "" was a much-needed history lesson for me.
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