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by Tom McKenney

eBook Jack Hinson's One-Man War, A Civil War Sniper download ISBN: 1589806409
Author: Tom McKenney
Publisher: Pelican Publishing; 1St Edition edition (February 15, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 400
ePub: 1749 kb
Fb2: 1545 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

Tom McKenney makes a major contribution to yet another dimension of our Civil War. Tennessee civilian-warrior Jack Hinson single-handedly fought a personal vendetta for home and family against Union forces of oppression and persecution.

Tom McKenney makes a major contribution to yet another dimension of our Civil War.

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The Civil War, now literally on Hinson's doorstep, had become painfully personal, and he could remain .

The Civil War, now literally on Hinson's doorstep, had become painfully personal, and he could remain dispassionate no longer. He commissioned a special rifle, a heavy-barreled. 50-caliber weapon designed for long-range accuracy.

This historical book takes you back to what would be considered the earliest days of sniping. Jack Hinson was a reluctant and older participant in the Civil war on the South side of the conflict. He wanted to remain neutral but the unfortunate slaying of two of his sons pushed him to take sides and he took up his one man sniping campaign along the Tennessee River.

Jack Hinson’s One-Man War, written by Lieutenant Colonel Tom C. .

The book is a joy to read; whether you’re an old military trained scout sniper, or a hard-charging Civil War enthusiast, you’ll be captivated at this skillfully crafted literary masterpiece.

Jack Hinson (1807–1874) was a farmer who engaged Union troops at long range during the American Civil War and recorded 36. McKenney, Tom (23 September 2010). Jack Hinson's One-man War: A Civil War Sniper. p. 79. ISBN 978-1-4556-0646-7.

Jack Hinson (1807–1874) was a farmer who engaged Union troops at long range during the American Civil War and recorded 36 officer "kills" on his custom-made Lon Horiuchi (born 1954), a Federal Bureau of Investigation sniper who shot Randy Weaver and shot and killed Vicki Weaver at Ruby Ridge.

Jack Hinson never planned to become a deadly sniper. Col. Tom C. McKenney masterfully recounts Hinson's extraordinary feats as a lone Confederate sniper. A prosperous and influential Kentucky plantation owner in the 1850s, Hinson was devoted to raising his growing family and working his land. Equipped with a rifle he had specially made for long-range accuracy, Hinson became a deadly gadfly to the occupying army.

Jack Hinson’s One-Man War. 5 8 5 Author: Tom C. McKenney Narrator: David Colacci. A quiet, wealthy, plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest. He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge.

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The true story of one man's reluctant but relentless war against the invaders of his country.A quiet, wealthy plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest. Opposed to secession and a friend to Union and Confederate commanders alike, he did not want a war. After Union soldiers seized and murdered his sons, placing their decapitated heads on the gateposts of his estate, Hinson could remain indifferent no longer. He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge. This remarkable biography presents the story of Jack Hinson, a lone Confederate sniper who, at the age of 57, waged a personal war on Grant's army and navy. The result of 15 years of scholarship, this meticulously researched and beautifully written work is the only account of Hinson's life ever recorded and involves an unbelievable cast of characters, including the Earp brothers, Jesse James, and Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Comments: (7)
Makaitist
This is a very interesting book about a very determined man. Until I read this book I had never heard of Jack Hinson and I guess he preferred it that way. Union forces murdered and mutilated two of his teenage sons and Jack swore revenge which he got in spades. He wasn't some flaming secessionist at the start of the War Between the States, but Union army actions made him a valuable weapon during the hostilities. He operated completely independently of Southern forces although he had the unspoken support and sympathy of his neighbors, even though there was a very substantial reward for his apprehension. He personally killed so many Union soldiers he lost track of the number. He made Union officers and NCOs his target and took out, perhaps, over 100. He was the original Sergeant York. If Jack Hinson decided he was going to kill you, you were a dead man walking.
Gaiauaco
This is a good Civil War history book. It contains plenty of "backfill" of extended information that gives a context for the action in and around Stewart County, Tennessee. My second great-grandfather was captured at Ft. Donelson and imprisoned in Indianapolis after the surrender of the fort, so I am always on the lookout for information regarding this battle and the region.

Interestingly, the people (local historians) who live in the immediate area have a somewhat different view and understanding of Jack Hinson. He was known as something of a troublemaker even before the war. I have spoken with some who question his "hero" status that seems to be the product of this book.

Still, it's a great read and full of local color and interesting info about life "Between the Rivers." I highly recommend it for the people of Stewart and Trigg Counties so that they can have a greater understanding of local history.

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Konetav
I'm only in the early part of the book, but I am learning a lot about the South before and during the war. Sadly, many try to make the Civil War into a simple North/South, Black/White and Right/Wrong proposition.
I've lived in the West, the Midwest, the Northeast and the South and traveled extensively around the US (and the world for that matter). I've always found there is something special about the people in the South. Nicer? Happier? More content? I've never been able to put my finger on it but this book is touching on the explanation or history of the people.
Enjoying the read so far!!
Gardall
This book was extremely educational and offered me a view of how the Civil War affected the area that I was raised in that I had never been exposed to before. For that it deserves 5 stars. The story is tragic and riveting and the educational value of this book is high. The only issue that I ran across throughout the book is the propensity of the author to repeat himself, which I think falls more on the editor than the author. Overall, this is a great read, is very thoroughly researched and is extremely interesting. Considering the fact that there was virtually no historical record of the revenge exacted by Jack Hinson makes it an even more incredible feat of investigative research by the author. The one star reduction is for the editor and is in no way a reflection on the quality of the author's work.
Nahn
It's a truly interesting story about a very interesting man. However, the author spends the first 150 pages of the book really setting up the story about Jack Hinson. However, if you're a history buff, particularly interested in The War Between the States, this is a good read. The author does use his literary license liberally at times, but he's sort of forced to, as Mr. Hinson didn't keep a journal, and the story must be "built" from historical records and family stories. For instance, I'm sure that Mr. Hinson missed a few shots as well, but none of those are mentioned. Worth the read.
Tansino
Tom McKenney wrote a book that is rich in detail of the time and area. I feel like I know the "land between the rivers" even thought I have never been there. He also brought perspective to the politics, war and people on both sides.
Celen
I consider this book to be a treasure. I'm glad I now know about Jack Hinson and his dedication to his family and country.

The book goes into a little too much detail about inconsequential things and drags the story out a bit much. I still stand by my 5 star rating though. It's refreshing to read a book about the True South and the truth about the real causes of the war to prevent southern independence. And it is great to know about Jack Hinson and his law of vengeance thst exacted on those Yankees.
Very good book, about a great man who like so many in the South at the time faced many hardships sadness and unmanageable atrocities on his family and others.
Jack Hinson was neutral at the start of the war. But when Yankee Calvary captured. Executed without trial, dragged bodies though town and cut off and hung heads on gate post in front of family and children. All Hell broke lose with Jack Hinson, a true hero.