Thursday, November 1, 2012

Jack Hinson: Revenge fueled his one-man war

Re-post with new pictures.


Jack Hinson

The only photograph known to exist of Jack Hinson was taken late in his life. He killed at least 100 Union soldiers and sailors in the Civil War.

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Author Tom McKenney holds the .50-caliber, 18-pound monster of a sniper rifle, accurate up to 500 yards that Hinson had made before launching his one-man war in retaliation for the killing/decapitation of two of his sons.

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  1. Lt.Col. McKenney went above and beyond on this great book.Thank you sir for telling the story.

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    1. Thank you and I really would like to see his rifle.

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  2. Ole' Jack had the slant angle down pat.

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    1. Thanks. Just found a song about him which I'll post.

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  3. 18 pounds of controlled fury!
    What was done to his family.... what is it that I read earlier?.... "Don't poke the Bear"!!

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    1. When you kill two of my sons, cut off their heads, stick them on the fence posts, you have my uncontrolled, until I die, retribution.:)

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    2. "You have my uncontrolled, until I die, retribution".....
      Absolutely! To my dying breath... the perpetrators (and those who support them) will be in my sights!
      Simple fact.

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  4. Never doubt the ability of one determined man with a rifle to make an indelible mark upon those who violate his family, and to write his name upon the history of a nation.

    Those who would impose tyranny upon an honorable and God-fearing people (even if those be but a minority in the land) have an uphill battle ahead of them - these tyrants charge blindly into the blazing sunlight of God's truth, and suffer the barbs of an implacable devil at their backs; and surely they shall not succeed.

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    1. surely they shall not succeed.

      Amen, Sir.

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