πŸ“’ Author : Tom McKenney
πŸ“’ Publisher : Pelican Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-09-23
πŸ“’ Pages : 400
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1455606464
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Tom Chase McKenney
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009
πŸ“’ Pages : 368
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1848840918
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Bubbling Springs (Tenn. : Farm)

SYNOPSIS : Jack Hinson never planned to become a deadly sniper. A prosperous influential Kentucky plantation owner in the 1850s, Hinson was devoted to raising his growing family and working his land. Yet by 1865, Hinson had likely killed more than one hundred men and had single-handedly taken down an armed Union transport in his one-man war against Grant's army and navy. By the end of the Civil War, the Union had committed infantry and cavalry from nine regiments and a specially equipped amphibious task force of marines to capture Hinson, who was by that time nearly sixty years old. They never caught him. Jack Hinson's story has evaded astute historians, and until now, he has remained invisible in the history of sniper warfare. John S. "Old Jack" Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with impartial disinterest. A friend of Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate officers alike, Hinson was opposed to secession, focused instead on his personal affairs. After a unit of Union occupation troops moved in on his land and summarily captured, executed, and placed decapitated heads of his sons on his gateposts, however, Hinson abandoned his quiet life for one of revenge. Equipped with a rifle he had specially made for long-range accuracy, Hinson became deadly to the occupying army--Publisher's description.


πŸ“’ Author : Editors of Guns & Ammo
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-05-09
πŸ“’ Pages : 168
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781510713147
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Sports & Recreation

SYNOPSIS : Everything you need to know about sniping from the top firearms writers. The Guns & Ammo Guide to Sniping is packed with a wealth of valuable information compiled by the foremost firearms writers today. A vast range of topics is covered in these articles, including: Unusual shooting positions The US Army’s XM2010 The sniper’s ultimate β€œone gun” Modern reticles Anti-cant Temperature effect Distance shooting for police Ballistics for beginners And much more! Discover tried and true tips, tactics, and techniques from the pros along with guidance on buying gear and firearms from experts including Caylen E. Wojcik, Tom Beckstrand, Todd Hodnett, and Jeff Hoffman. The Guns & Ammo Guide to Sniping has everything you need to know about sniping!


πŸ“’ Author : Nannie Haskins Williams
πŸ“’ Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-04-09
πŸ“’ Pages : 371
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781621900382
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : In 1863, while living in Clarksville, Tennessee, Martha Ann Haskins, known to friends and family as Nannie, began a diary. This document provides valuable insights into the conditions in occupied Middle Tennessee. A young, elite Confederate sympathizer, Nannie was on the cusp of adulthood with the expectation of becoming a mistress in a slaveholding society. The war ended this prospect, and her life was forever changed. Though this is the first time the diaries have been published in full, they are well known among Civil War scholars, and voice-overs from them were used in Ken Burns's PBS program "The Civil War." Sixteen-year-old Nannie had to come to terms with Union occupation very early in the war. Amid school assignments, young friendship, social events, worries about her marital prospects, and tension with her mother, Nannie's entries also mixed information about battles, neighbors wounded in combat, U.S. Colored troops, and lawlessness in the surrounding countryside. Providing rare detail about daily life in an occupied city, Nannie's diary poignantly recounts how she and those around her continued to fight, long after the war was over, to maintain their lives in a war-torn community. Though numerous women's Civil War diaries exist, Nannie's is unique in that she also recounts her postwar life and the unexpected financial struggles she and her family experienced in the post-Reconstruction South. Nannie represents a generation of young women born into a society based on slavery but who faced mature adulthood in an entirely new world of decreasing farm values, increasing industrialization, and young women entering the workforce.--From publisher description.


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πŸ“’ Publisher : Turner Publishing Company
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1995-06-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 176
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781563111945
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

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πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013
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πŸ“’ ISBN : COLUMBIA:CU18873715
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Infantry

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πŸ“’ Release Date : 1995
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πŸ“’ ISBN : MINN:30000005335975
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Armored vehicles, Military

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πŸ“’ Release Date : 1969
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πŸ“’ ISBN : UVA:X004352181
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Tennessee

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πŸ“’ Release Date : 2001
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πŸ“’ ISBN : STANFORD:36105022290980
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : American literature

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πŸ“’ Release Date : 1987-07
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πŸ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015013145597
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Antiquarian booksellers

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