Jack Hinson I just today discovered this thread. I will eventually read all of it because it is so interesting. I did a search for and quotes about Jack Hinson (since he was from my stomping grounds), but found only one reference about the book on him. I'm not a typist, so operating a keyboard is tedious and frustrating (I try to correct my mis-types). But in this post and following ones I'll give you all some interesting quotes from Tom C. McKenney's "Jack Hinson's One-Man War". p.166: ...his favorite vantage point... would be in southwest Stewart County, a high and rugged bluff overlooking the Tennessee River at the mouth of Hurricane Creek. From there...he would exact a terrible toll on men and morale aboard Grant's gunboats and transports. p.176: The rifle...had a full stock...made of tiger maple. The unusually heavy, octagonal barrel was 41 inches long from muzzle to tang, nearly 1.5 inches in outside diameter, and bored to .50 caliber. ... Jack's new rifle weighed eighteen pounds. Hinson's first two targets were the Union lieutenant and sergeant who had executed and beheaded his two sons. He dispatched them in short-range ambushes on separate occasions. Personal vendetta fed, he began his methodical long-range sniping of Union river traffic. p. 254: The thing that made his firing point perfect was the location of the river's channel... The passage was narrow, close in, and the current was both swift and powerful. Southbound boats not only had to pass right under Jack's bluff, but they moved...so slowly as to be almost stationary targets.