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Old June 17th, 2016, 10:40 AM   #1
 
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The Man Who Killed 100 Union Soldiers...

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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Howdy,
I've read this book...... Great reading... Really hard to put down..
Highly recommended..

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Interesting. He made the union pay a price but so did he afterward.
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I've studied the Civil War off and on for years, and it's always fun to find a new face/story like this. Thanks for the post.
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What a story.
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I've recently started researching my family history on Ancestry.com and found out all my ancestors came from the South, which I already suspected. What I didn't know was that the lineage on all branches date back to the South in the US pre-1776! So year, I'm a Southerner by genetics!

Thanks for the story. I won't take sides for the Civil War either, but my family was very much involved in the Confederate side.
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As a great grandson of "Devil Anse" Hatfield, I can understand his quest for personal revenge after what happen to two of his sons.
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Good book......Good read.......He was neutral until the union killed 2 of his sons....He never enlisted and lived on after war.....had a special 17 lb 50 cal rifle built before he started his revenge.........
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I liked the blurb so much I bought the book on Google Play Books.

Regarding .50 cal in the civil war, I think that round was as close to standard as anything back then. That's one reason there were so many amputations because, inaccurate as they generally were, if they hit you, you usually got torn up beyond repair for the medical conditions back then.

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If true, I can see why he was so pi$$ed. Think about that. Someone executes and beheads your son, what would YOU do?

There was alot of stuff that went on during the Civil war and other wars that was pretty brutal.

There were roving bands of armed men on BOTH sides that ran around executing people at will.

Stuff from WW1 and WW2 that is in officers war diaries just finally being released is pretty incredible.

During the invasion of Normandy, the French in france were colluding with the Germans. They would invite our troops in posing as french civilians, then capture our guys and cut their throats. In one such incident shortly after D Day, They found a bunch of our paratroopers with their hands tied and throats cut. French women in the town told them that roving frenchmen armed by the germans were doing it. U.S. General Hodges ordered our troops to shoot any french caught with german weapons on the spot.
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My Great Grandfather was with the Vermont Artillery and fought under General Sherman. He was detached at one point and became a nurse in a LA military hospital. I know this because I sent away to National Archives and got his pay records. Don't know if he was wounded or maybe just a lousy shot. He made it home or I wouldn't be posting here. I have the buttons off his Civil War Uniform, kind of a family heirloom.
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Thanks for posting this. I just purchased the Kindle version from Amazon and will begin reading tonight.
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My Great Grandfather was with the Vermont Artillery and fought under General Sherman. He was detached at one point and became a nurse in a LA military hospital. I know this because I sent away to National Archives and got his pay records. Don't know if he was wounded or maybe just a lousy shot. He made it home or I wouldn't be posting here. I have the buttons off his Civil War Uniform, kind of a family heirloom.
Thats awesome. I wish I had a button or two off my Great great Grandpaps uniform. He enlisted with 2 of his cousins. One was killed at Gettysburg, one went through the whole war and survived, My GG Grandpap was under Hooker , fought at Chancelorsville and was wounded and sent home. We believe he also had disentary at the same time. He lived, raised a family & ran his farm until 1908. I have copies of his enlistment papers and a handmade Hickory rocker he made, and thats about it. My Uncle still runs the same farm.
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My Great Grandfather was with the Vermont Artillery and fought under General Sherman. He was detached at one point and became a nurse in a LA military hospital. I know this because I sent away to National Archives and got his pay records. Don't know if he was wounded or maybe just a lousy shot. He made it home or I wouldn't be posting here. I have the buttons off his Civil War Uniform, kind of a family heirloom.
Those must be pretty special buttons to you.

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Thanks for posting this. I just purchased the Kindle version from Amazon and will begin reading tonight.
I stayed up way too late reading it last night. It was hard to put down. As I've found researching my ancestry, this book is bringing to life my family. They all came from nearby areas and lived the way it appeared my family did. The names are all so familiar that I've had to stop several times to see if they might be related. I haven't found a match yet but I wouldn't bet my family might not be in this book.

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