The Partisans: Second in a Series of Novels of the French and Indian War - Brenton C. Kemmer. 1756: Volunteering for the winter garrison of Fort William Henry, Charles Nurse's patriotic duties drove him to protect the colonial frontiers from England's enemies. No one knew the toll this second year of war could bring to New England's sons. Charles spends much of his time fighting alongside Captain Robert Rogers and the men of his ranger companies. He trudges north for reconnaissance around Ticonderoga in winter, traveling on skates and snowshoes on the ice of Lake Champlain and laying an ambush to capture enemy soldiers. In the summer he scouts on Rogers' first missions to train the redcoats, helping the rangers pull their whaleboats over the mountains, burning buildings and killing livestock. He witnesses firsthand what war can do to a man, experiences things that changed his life forever, and faces a bayonet standoff with the king's regulars! After two years of warfare, will Charles return home to his family and love? He becomes a Partisan and brings the war to the French and their Indians. (2004), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 108 pp.