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 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.
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Amazing everyone should know this story
At the very top of my non fiction list. I can not praise the author enough for his research and ability to turn that into the story of Jack Hinson and everything that went on around him during that tragic time in history.
He is a excellent narrator and perfect for this story, listen and I'm sure you will agree.
I can't believe I've never heard of the story about Jack Hinson it really is almost to hard to believe but it really is fact. Even if your not a fan of history this is a real page turner one of those American history events you should really read about for yourself.
- Jason "Say something about yourself!"
Great story hampered by poor author
- Jimmy Beans J "Books are the file which remove the edges we all accumulate from day to day collisions with life. Lt. Gen. Marcus T. Leaf"