This book, written by by Col. Tom C. McKenney (Marine Corp), relates one of the forgotten stories of America’s Civil War. It is a must read. It tells the story of Jack Hinson, who became a Confederate sniper with a vendetta who killed over 100 Federal soldiers. Each kill was marked on his rifle, which I’ll soon post on this blog.
I’ll soon have another post with quotes from Mc Kenney’s book (Pelican Publishing). Here is a photograph of Hinson’s pistols and a whiskey flask that belonged to Nathan Forrest. I also have the letter from the family that tells of the flask.