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Duncan's Posse

Duncan's Posse

by Sidney A. Brown


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City Marshal Mathew Duncan of Campbellton, Georgia (c1871) enforces the law and protects the town from the influx of "freed men" from the North during the Reconstruction years. He falls in love with a mysterious handsome woman (Margaret Selman), and takes on a son (Jody Braswell) who is adopted after the boy's mother dies. The trio, along with several colorful characters, join the crew constructing a new telegraph line from Campbellton to Fairburn. Along the way they encounter freed men who attempt to hold up the crew, and other lawless travelers. The National Bank of Atlanta is robbed and the perpetrators make the mistake of heading southwest to Campbellton. The misfit posse of Mathew, Margaret, Jody, and an old one-eyed Mexican War veteran armed with a Whitworth take them on in a bend of the Chattahoochee River.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484143025
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/11/2013
Series: Mathew Duncan Trilogy , #1
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Duncan's Posse

Sidney A. Brown is a native of East Point, Georgia, but he lays claim to the rural South Fulton County community of Stonewall where he spent the most cherished days of his childhood. Stonewall was originally in Campbell County, until 1931 when it merged into Fulton County. He was influenced greatly by his grandparents, who were settlers of the once thriving community. These multi-talented people, layman lawyer, photographer, farmer, carpenters, auto-mechanic; homemakers who baked, canned, quilted, and were vivid storytellers - nourished the young author's creativity.
The excitement of the nearby railroads drew him into hours of wandering and waiting on the steam locomotives to make their run. The Campbellton Ferry transported his Grandfather's 1932 Ford pick-up truck and the author across the Chattahoochee River many times. The Great-Grandfather had a soft gray mule and wagon. The two plowed together, rolling the rich earth into a bountiful crop. The author's first manuscript, "The Sun Will Shine", was submitted to a major TV and movie production company in the early 1970's only to be rejected on the basis of being "too episodic". This was a term he would grow to live his life by, one adventure after another. His love for a good story was not dampened, only fueled.
Sidney Brown acquired a vast background in historical related fields. He was a curator in an 1850 living history museum village, where he performed blacksmithing, as a cobbler, woodworking, open hearth cooking demonstrations, and conducted muzzle loading weapon exhibitions. He is a past commander of a chapter of the national organization, Sons of Confederate Veterans, a member since the winter of 1978, and an active participant in Civil War re-enactments for over fifteen years. The author branched out into a living history impression of the Southeastern Colonial Frontiersman, and finally a cowboy action shooter. In all these living history fields, his specific interest was in the civilian impression.
The author was a mechanical designer for twenty-five years and retired from law enforcement after fifteen years. Duncan's Posse, his first novel, is the beginning of a trilogy.

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