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DUNCAN’S YANKEE - VOLUME 2 OF THE MATHEW DUNCAN TRILOGY Marshal Mathew Duncan set a legendary high watermark for himself when he took on the Atlanta bank robbers in the bend of the river. Few could have done what he did with trained, seasoned gunmen,MoreDUNCAN’S YANKEE - VOLUME 2 OF THE MATHEW DUNCAN TRILOGY Marshal Mathew Duncan set a legendary high watermark for himself when he took on the Atlanta bank robbers in the bend of the river. Few could have done what he did with trained, seasoned gunmen, let alone with a young boy, a woman, a drunk, and a one-eyed old Mexican War veteran. Marshal Duncan enforced the law with equality to all, keeping the Federal troops at bay in Campbellton, while they patrolled and remained active in the surrounding towns during the Reconstruction Era of the South. In his alone time, his love and thoughts of Maybell still linger, as he continues to grieve for her. Young Jody is away at boarding school in Newnan, where he will hopefully heal from the bloody defense of the murdered Constable Ruben Bullard. Duncan misses his son terribly. Margaret Selman shares the marshal’s life, in good times and bad. A failed appointment, a missed train, and a telegraph runner change the marshal’s life. The exploits of the Campbellton Marshal reach the telegraph wires of the New York Associated Press and are published in many newspapers. Bartholomew Wallace Hopkins of the Harper’s Weekly Journal of Civilization discovers the stories and hopes to advance his newspaper career by covering this Southern marshal. The energetic reporter gets his chance. Hopkins learns that Southern folks are not as backward as many believe. He shares their hospitality and experiences life-changing adventures. The assignment makes him a local celebrity on the streets of New York City.