Lyman Hall is a tale of how Cole Damon and his delightfully wonderful wife along with their house full of energetic teenaged children navigate through all the pitfalls modern day life has to offer. With God as their watchful shepherd, they do their best to live their lives in a manner in which they love each other as well as their many friends and neighbors. The Damon Clan clings to each other through the many mishaps their paths inevitably cross. For whatever reason, Cole and his family are living in what seems to be a continuous whirlwind of life, a wonderful whirlwind. Their extended family and assortment of friends is a true melting pot of unusual but warm and colorful characters. Each and every one of them is guaranteed to find a warm spot in the reader's heart. As exciting as this story is, it is only half the book. There is a completely separate story also contained within these pages. It is the historical saga of Cole's ancestors. It is about how they survived the aftermath of the civil war way down in Georgia. These two stories mesh together and tell the tale of how Cole Damon's family has handed down a very special old trunk through the generations. It is the secrets this old trunk contains that make up the real heart of their story. Although these two stories are fictional, they portray the factual events of our forefathers. Come along with Cole and his special family as they live their lives, learn about their ancestors and finally discover what secrets are hidden within the special trunk they discover hidden in their very own attic. Come with them as they learn about a piece of American history that is little known to most Americans.