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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 9:41 p.m. PST

"John W. "Jack" Hinson, better known as "Old Jack" to his family, was a prosperous farmer in Stewart County, Tennessee. A non-political man, he opposed secession from the Union even though he owned slaves. Friends and neighbors described him as a peaceable man, yet despite all this, he would end up going on a one-man killing spree.

Jack's plantation was called Bubbling Springs, where he lived with his wife and ten children. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, he was fiercely determined to remain neutral.

When Union Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant arrived in the area in February 1862, the Hinsons hosted the man at their home. The general was so pleased with the plantation that he even turned it into his temporary headquarters…"
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davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member11 Jul 2018 10:12 p.m. PST

A true story much better than any Mel Gibson movie.

Choctaw12 Jul 2018 8:39 a.m. PST

I'm glad he got the lieutenant. Some people just need killing.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 10:23 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friends! (smile)


138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 12:43 p.m. PST

Ah the old problem, how do you deal with asymmetrical warfare; the harsh reprisals or something gentler. The former generate even more people to the resistance.

FlyXwire14 Jul 2018 6:23 a.m. PST

McKenney wrote a great book, one which I picked up at a bookstore in Bardstown, KY on a summer trip a few years back (reading it in the evenings then added at lot of atmosphere to our touring in the area).

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