From the back:
Jason Roberts, a young colonial, chooses the British Army over the merchant trade of his father in Pennsylvania in 1771, and after 3 years of study, he graduates from Sandhurst Military College a cadet officer. Lt. Jason Roberts joins the British Regulars in the colonies and serves only a short time until an unjustifiable episode with his commanding officer, Captain Brown, the arch villain, forces him to become sought after as a deserter.
When the war for independence begins, he becomes a leader of a small group of men with the primary responsibility of securing military supplies, food and clothing for the barefoot and hungry freedom fighters.
The tone of the escapades with the British is light and humorous. Captain Brown's demise is in the same vein, bringing humiliation and embarrassment to an over bearing, arrogant individual.
Jason's group consist of a life-long Indian friend, Chattanooga; Burl, a big strong man from Boston; and Andy, a one-armed Indian fighter from SC. These men, by their cunning and daring, outwit the British on several occasions and confiscate their supplies and weapons for General Washington's army.