Nathan Robinson, his family and friends, lived along the old Military Road that led to the fort that had been erected to keep the Canada based British from invading the American colonies along Lake Champlain. Nathan's brother was a soldier in the colonial army and part of a gun crew at the fort where Nathan drove his oxen and traded supplies. In the course of Nathan's deliveries and return, the conduct of the war as well as the daily farm life are a major part of the story. The crops, the animals, the maurauding Indians were of as much concern as the possibility of invasion. When Burgoyne's troops did invade, Nathan was en route between the fort and home. He witnessed battles and troop movements, aided the wounded and spread the news. Episodic in story line and, entirely possible, the emphasis is on battle and frontier survival. It features the hows and whys of Revolutionary battle strategy with a masculine audience in mind.