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.
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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 “one 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!
An indispensable guide to life, the universe, and everything that’s awesomely geeky, The Geek Handbook 2.0 is packed with even more self-improvement and maintenance tips, lifehacks, and sound advice to help you power up your skills to build a better, faster, stronger you and have fun along the way. Among the things you’ll discover: • Ways to light your inner fire of creativity, whether you want to learn a new skill, write a novel, or try ham-butting. • How to conquer school and rule it on a throne of iron and blood, whether you’re in high school, college, or at Hogwarts. • Steps you can take toward crushing your career in your mighty fist. • Tech-tonic toys and geektastic gadgets. • Learning everything you need to know about relationships from Mass Eff ect. • How to prep for a number of possible apocalyptic ends to the world. • The things geeks dream about that don’t involve nudity. If you’re willing to put in the time to fi nd your Zen and hone your mad skills, The Geek Handbook 2.0 is the Obi-Wan to your Luke Skywalker, helping you build Yourself into Yourself 2.0.
The Jackson Purchase is the far western section of Kentucky. In 1861, it was a rich agricultural and iron producing region. It also controlled the mouths of the Ohio, Cumberland, and Tennessee rivers, as well as that middle stretch of the mighty Mississippi where it transitions from a northern to a southern river. The Purchase was the riverine gateway to the Deep South. The obvious military importance of the region caused both the Federal and Confederate governments to pour material resources and military talent into the Purchase in an effort to hold it and defend it against the incursions of their enemies. The Jackson Purchase was the Civil War training ground of such army officers as U.S. Grant, C.F. Smith, Leonidas Polk, Lloyd Tilghman, and the navy’s own Andrew H. Foote, commander of the Federal “Brown Water Navy.” Four major amphibious battles were fought for control of the area: Columbus-Belmont, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, and Island Number Ten. This book tells the story of the bloody years 1861 and 1862 and the tense, contested Union occupation that followed in the region known as “The South Carolina of Kentucky.”
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.
A father on trial for murder. A son whose world is falling apart. The No.1 New York Times bestselling final volume of the ground-breaking Natchez Burning Trilogy by Greg Iles.
THE BEST FRIEND I EVER HAD PULLED THE DIRTIEST TRICK OF MY LIFE ON ME, AND HE WAS DEAD WHEN HE DID IT. ..".intriguing...suspenseful...very exciting...kept me on the edge of the seat..."-Valory Elliot, author of An Act of Honor and soon to be published An Act of Revenge. ..".compelling...great characterization...The very first sentence will capture the reader..."-Colonel Tom C. McKenney, USMC (Ret), award-winning author of "Jack Hinson's One-Man War" FULFILLING HIS BEST FRIEND'S DYING REQUEST TURNS MIKE KIDD'S PLEASANT LIFE INTO A NIGHTMARE. Mike Kidd is not a detective; in fact, he has no vocation. He takes a job from time to time to augment the modest but steady income the single oil well on his inherited farm provides, but has no career. He was just as unfocused in college, taking classes that intrigued him so that he is well educated but has no degree. His pleasant but unaspiring life is upset when his best friend dies and bequeaths a going business to him. Along with the business, he inherits unexpected danger and a mystery concerning just what the business produces. His friend also left him a briefcase with instructions to burn it without opening it. Mike soon finds himself in danger because a shadowy group is convinced Mike knows the briefcase's secret and is willing to kill to get it. Enlisting a most unlikely group of allies, Mike must piece together clues in order to reconstruct the information the briefcase held. The more they learn, the greater the threat becomes. "I loved this story because of the characters, the plot, and the setting."-Mark Vogl, author of Southern Fried Ramblings with Grits and All the Fixins, and his column "America Today" at Nolan Chart in Washington, D.C. ..".character-rich, strong Texas flavor...I simply didn't want to [put it down]."-Tom King, author of Going for the Green.
The shadow of death hovers over many of the rites and rituals of Freemasonry. In Letters on the Masonic Institution by John Quincy Adams we learn of an ancient Masonic ritual known as The Fifth Libation, which involves drinking wine from a human skull. Every Mason takes death oaths and several Masonic executions have taken place throughout history. Author Tom McKenney exposes the deadly secrets of this fraternity, which has more than three million members around the world. In a careful and objective manner, he reveals the connection between Freemasonry and the New Age Movement, and he delves into the occult roots of this secret society. 33 Degrees of Deception is a very comprehensive book that tells the personal story of one completely dedicated Mason—Jim Shaw, who became a Knight Commander of the Court of Honor, Worshipful Master of the Blue Lodge, and Master of all Scottish Rite bodies. You will want to know why Jim Shaw left Masonry—and the price he paid for leaving. This book sheds light on the darkness of Freemasonry as the author gives penetrating answers to the questions many people ask about this secret society. Is there a connection between Masonry and the Illuminati? Why is Masonry opposed to Christian schools? Is Freemasonry a religion? Can a man be both a Christian and a Mason?
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John Hinson lived in North Carolina but moved to Tennessee in 1812. His children resided in North Carolina and Tennessee. Includes many of their descendents as well as histories of the families that married the Hinson descendants. The majority of these people remained in the southern states.
- Author : James Edward Jacobsen
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1998
- Genre : Cairo (Ill.)
- Pages : 580
- ISBN : UIUC:30112122617043