Chapter one and two is about Sam talking about the war. Its also about how Father is a loyalist and doesnt like the war.
Chapter one and Two is about Sam talking to Father about joining the rebel war because Father is a loyalist and knws that Faer wouldnt like it but also Sam is a Rebel so he wants to do it for him. Also Sam told Tim and Tim is fine with it because he looks up to Sam.
A little farther in the book, Sam goes off to war while Father talks to Tim about all the conflicts of the war. Then Tim tries to figure out if he is a rebel like his brother because thats who he looks up to or is he a loyalist like his Father beacuse thats all he hears is how bad the war actually is.
Several months later, Father gets kidnapped from the cow-boys because the cow-boys waned the gun, but father couldnt give the cow-boys the gun because Sam already took it to go to war.
Sadly, after a couple of months, Tim and Mother hear he news that Father died on a prison ship. Mother and Tim had no reaction because of how shocked they were.
After a little while, Tim figures out that he is a Loyalist and Betsy which was Tims girlfriend tells Tim that Sam is coming home. Tim was very happy and emotional becasue he didnt want to lose anyone else.
At the end of the sotory, sadly Sam passes awafrom getting shot in th head because general Putnam thinks that Sam is uilty. Even though both Tim and Mother talk to the rebel officer and General Putnam convincing that Sam is innocent.