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Old March 5th, 2017, 08:55 AM   #16
 
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Very interesting to say the least, I've always been fascinated by the Civil War, as I've got several books in relation to the war. Abraham Lincoln, The Blue and Grey, The Killing of Lincoln, and several more. I do have a Civil War Confederate Officers Sword and scabbard, which the scabbard isn't original but I do believe the sword is.



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Very interesting to say the least, I've always been fascinated by the Civil War, as I've got several books in relation to the war. Abraham Lincoln, The Blue and Grey, The Killing of Lincoln, and several more. I do have a Civil War Confederate Officers Sword and scabbard, which the scabbard isn't original but I do believe the sword is.
I'm reading it now. Fascinating! I've got the Killing of Lincoln too, but haven't read it yet.

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Great book!

I just finished reading this wonderful, well written, and superbly researched book. I enjoy reading historical works, and the ugliness of the civil war is one of my favorite topics. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good historical read, particularly in regard to the civil war, which is one of the most shameful times of our history.

Thank you for bringing this book to my attention!
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I got about 1/2 way through the book and had to give a rest. I may someday finish the book but for now it was too much. I've recently gotten into Ancestry.com and have identified over 1,600 family members now. I can't believe how many relatives I had that either died in the war or because of it. My ancestors came mostly from the Carolina's, Alabama and Tennessee. So it was hitting a little too close to home.

Our Civil War is still considered my many historians to be the most awful war in history.

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Outstanding book! Most people only think about the fighting between the Union and Confederate soldiers. We don't think about all the hardships and pain endured by the civilians who got in the way of the battles.
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Outstanding book! Most people only think about the fighting between the Union and Confederate soldiers. We don't think about all the hardships and pain endured by the civilians who got in the way of the battles.
It IS a great book. My kin are all from the deep south. My mom was born in 1919 and raised in the south. When ever the civil war came up, she'd start talking about all the atrocities the north inflicted on the south. 4 generations back I had relatives that fought, died in battle or in a Yankee prison. The survivors lost everything they had between the northern soldiers, carpet baggers and Sherman! So I heard about it a lot.

But it's not politically correct to defend the south. History is written by the winners.

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There is no such thing as a nice war. The Andersonville POW camp is well documented for it's barbaric conditions and trying to point fingers 150 years later is a useless exercise. Trying to be PC and erase history is about the dumbest exercise there is. It happened it is history, nothing more. If it makes the liberals feel shame and guilt then that is their problem.
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Read the book. Great reading! Don't ever under estimate a southern boy when it comes to shooting.

May the South rise again!
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Read the book. Great reading! Don't ever under estimate a southern boy when it comes to shooting.

May the South rise again!
I think it is more like city vs country when it comes to shooting . You may be the exception .
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There is no such thing as a nice war. The Andersonville POW camp is well documented for it's barbaric conditions and trying to point fingers 150 years later is a useless exercise. Trying to be PC and erase history is about the dumbest exercise there is. It happened it is history, nothing more. If it makes the liberals feel shame and guilt then that is their problem.
I hope you don't think I was trying to point fingers. My point was that there's a lot of history that's been buried because it wasn't PC to talk about it. And the reality of the slave issues impacting the civil war is completely distorted.

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Thanks for the heads up, sounds like a good read. I very much reading about Civil War History. I tell the guys I work with the wars not over with, its half time and we are regrouping.
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Thanks for the heads up, sounds like a good read. I very much reading about Civil War History. I tell the guys I work with the wars not over with, its half time and we are regrouping.
ROTFLMAO!

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This is NOT intended as pro-south or pro-north post... although I am not ashamed of my southern heritage nor my affiliation with the SCV.

This thread is about a historical black powder shooter... who was good at it.

This is a good read...

Jack Hinsonís One-Man War: A Civil War Sniper

Here is short article about the book and the shooter...

The Sniper Who Slayed More Than 100 Union Soldiers | Flashback | OZY

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Could be where the idea of "Josey Wales" with Clint Eastwood was born.
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I think it is more like city vs country when it comes to shooting . You may be the exception .
Lol, it's all in the blood. Didn't alway's have to shoot in the city. Spent much of my youth in the woods. Use to be able to walk out the back door and hunt for just about anything. And most of all, loved my Beagles.
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Thanks for the heads up, sounds like a good read. I very much reading about Civil War History. I tell the guys I work with the wars not over with, its half time and we are regrouping.
What a great post. I will have to remember that one. And the way things are going it may be more truth than fiction.
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