About Ourtown Own A Town Sign In

Red Spoke signing in Stone Mountain by Dr. George Coletti

From Stone Mountain, Georgia

By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,

Just when you thought you knew everything about ,'The War Between The States', Dr. George Coletti spins a yard, like you will not imagine...'Red Spoke' examined!

Book Storyline:
Just before the outbreak of the War Between the States, Buck Jernigan, his wife Betty Gail, their twins, Norman and Mia and their two free Negroes, Isaac and Sally, live happily in the small hamlet of Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Unknown to Betty Gail, Buck and Isaac become deeply committed to and submerged in the Underground Railroad. Buck and Isaac, as stealth abolitionists, free nearly fifty local slaves.

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by19th-century enslaved people of African descent in the United States in efforts to escape to free states and Canada. This was accomplished, in part, with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.

Buck and his family strive to survive the ravages of war as it comes to their very doorstep—in the guise of General William Tecumseh Sherman himself. This tale of war and the relationships that bind us will bring you to tears and laughter—and to the very edge of your seat with the tension of the battles they must fight.

The next book signing will be 12 December at 7 PM- 9 PM at the Jaya coffee house 6566 James B Rivers Dr, Stone Mountain, 30083 6566 James B Rivers Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(678) 368-7679

Comments (1)

Posted By: Lynn Robinson | 12/11/2015 1:48:45 AM
This was an great article! I'm very interested in the Civil War. This book is certainly going on my wish list!

Leave a Comment

(* denotes required field).
Click the picture of a boat

Search Local News Articles