Coweta’s Brown releases first novel of trilogy
Sidney A. Brown, author of the newly released “Duncan’s Posse,” is a resident of Coweta County.
His ancestry lineage ties him to Campbell County prior to 1828. The John Henry Giles family, his fourth great-grandfather, lived in a dog-trot style log home where the Dog River meets the Chattahoochee. 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 story tellers, nourished the author’s creativity.
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, worked as a cobbler, woodworking, open hearth cooking demonstrations, and conducted muzzle loading weapon exhibitions. He was 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. Brown was a mechanical designer for twenty-five years and retired from law enforcement after fifteen years.
“Duncan’s Posse” is the beginning of a trilogy. Brown is currently finalizing the second book in the trilogy, “Duncan’s Yankee.” In “Duncan’s Posse,” City Marshal Mathew Duncan of Campbellton, Georgia (c1870) 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, joins 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.
“Duncan’s Posse” is available in paperback and e-book through Amazon.com and through Createspace.com/4247158, or at DogRiverPress.com.