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Short Synopsis
The true story of one man's reluctant but relentless war against the invaders of his country.

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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.

"McKenney's study is an absolute 'must' for students of the Civil War in Tennessee." ---B. F. Cooling, author of Forts Henry and Donelson

"Tom McKenney's work is richly detailed, informative, and engaging." ---Susan M. Hawkins park ranger, National Park Service

Jack Hinson’s One-Man War

Author Tom C. McKenney

Narrated by David Colacci

Publication date Nov 15, 2016

Running time 15 hrs

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