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Follow the Sun by E. V. Pete Hester Follow the Sun By E. V. Pete Hester Copyright Pending 2015     Foreword Butch Madison told this story to me several years ago and swore that everything he told was true and...

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J. I. Hall, Jr.....A Western Novel by E. V. Pete Hester This is my latest novel and it is not in a good format for reading, however, it is readable. I enjoyed writing this book and I had problems finding a publisher....so, what the heck, I wrote it just for...

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Confederates move to Brazil...John W. and Lisanna Brownlow... Otis Vaughn is interested in locating members of the Brownlow (Vaughn descendants) family who relocated to Brazil after the Civil War. In the past, I have had several readers from Brazil and if any of...

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The Saga of Zachary Williams, The Sabine Kid My book publisher gave me the rights back to my book, The Saga of Zachary Williams, well, kind of saying it was just "sorry and no good"....nah, he didn't say it that way but that is how it kind of came...

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Legalize Marijuana?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-01-2018

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Should marijuana use be legalized? More and more states are trying to make it so, make it easier to get, start collecting taxes on it’s sale, lower the number of folks in jail for illegal use  and sale of and lots of other things some folks consider good talking points for it’s legalization. Well, I don’t know…I have never used it in any form and do not know anything about it. However, I did goggle it and the site I was on it said:

It is a mind altering drug.

Causes a high when used.

Changes moods.

Impairs body movements.

Causes difficulty in thinking and problem solving.

Impairs memory.

Effects brain development.

Causes breathing problems. Increases heart rate and may increase the chance of heart attacks.

Causes temporary hallucinations and paranoia, depression, and suicidal thoughts.

That sounds like it is still a drug to be reckoned with and does not need to be available to the general public. So, I am still of the frame of mind that it should remain a controlled substance….What do you think?

Christmas Story….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-12-2017

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Luke 2: 5 – 14 (New International Version)

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel  of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you. You will find the baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

Amen…

Jerusalem….Capital of the Spiritual World, And Belongs To Israel

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-12-2017

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Why is our embassy in Tel Aviv anyway….It should have  been in Jerusalem all this time…The center of the world is Jerusalem….It’s God’s chosen city for His people and some folks are trying to crowd the chosen people out, but look out, it will be reclaimed by Jehovah God for His people….We are just beating the rush by moving in now. (Well, kind of.) We are undermining the peace of the Middle East, they say. There is no peace in the Middle East so how can it be undermined.  According to my bible Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish people and was the location of the original Temple and the Temple will be rebuilt there.. Soon…….Get ready world, it will happen….

Winter….Can We Skip It?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-12-2017

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Our high for this week is today’s 53 degrees…I know that is not really cold but for me it is all the winter I want. And our low’s this week are said to be 27 degrees…not all that cold but plenty cold for me. I’m not complaining because I can see that our temp compared to other parts of the country is pretty mild. But for an old boy who thinks 90 to 95 degree weather is great, it is a little chilly. Winter is officially better than 2 weeks away…I’m ready for spring. The paper stated that November 2017 was one of the warmest on record. Could we expect December to follow suit? I hope so…..

Knowledge: Mine And Those I Trust…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-11-2017

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I don’t have to remind myself of just how little I know. Really, I know what I do know and I try not to blow smoke at people about what I don’t know. At times I do go with my gut feelings and a lot of times it works out…..A lot of times it does not work out. I have blown some investments and I have blown some of life’s major decisions, and I have blown some things spoken and written that I have used. A lot of my blown decisions could have been averted by consulting with someone, mainly someone I trust or someone from the field of interest I was looking at. Which brings me to our presidential leader. I am not at all sure he talks to his staff about his tweets or even some of his decisions. He needs to cool it in my opinion. I can put stuff on my web site and few people pay it any mind, however, I try to be careful and not step on toes or insult folks, and I am not being tough on our leader because he does like I do and when he thinks it, he says it. That is me. But no one really gives a flip about what I say or do, well, a few maybe, but the President of these United States?…..Really, come on Sir.  At times you are just to quick with he old fingers and the world watches what you say and do and is very critical about what you say. I think you just need to slow down, speak with your staff and consider what the repercussions will be from you tweets. We like you to be open, it’s refreshing at times, but at the same time your tweets and decisions just have to be more guarded than us regular folks. Anyway, that’s just how I see it. Keep up the good works, sir, and kind’a slow those thumbs down a bit.

Our Very Own CIA……Lifetime Commitment?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-11-2017

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I don’t think our CIA boys report to Don Trump….I don’t think they ever reported to Barrack Obama…..Nor George Bush….and on and on…..They are their own entity. Sure, they get a new director from time to time and he is fed all the information on hand, of what they want him to hear anyway and let him run the things they want him to run, though maybe not all….I figure bits and pieces of truths came out of the Agency from time to time, all the way back to John Kennedy. When JFK got to breathing down their necks on certain issues things went a little haywire (google MJ-12).  He was asking to many questions and wanting to take total control. I think they got upset. No other President has ever pushed them for information, I don’t think… What do I know. Nothing of course…..But you think about it. Bits and pieces of information have been leaked over the years about, well, say UFO’s…..No one knows nothing. Residents in Roswell, NM know more about them  than most all of the folks in Washington. The truth of the Roswell UFO crash as been lied about, covered up, moved around, movies made and no one, I repeat, no one  officially knows anything……Oh yeah, they know swamp gas, weather balloons, reflections in the sky, etc.  And people in Chicago, Texas, New Mexico, Mexico, England, Japan, people all over the world keep bringing up credible information and the CIA knows nothing, the FBI knows nothing, our Congressmen know nothing, our President knows nothing….BULLSHIT….When will this scam end. I will tell you. When they become real to you and me. Then the answer…..Well, we didn’t want to scare you. And  I guess in reality….. We can’t handle the truth. Can we?

The NFL….Who Is Winning?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-10-2017

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Well, I kind’a of know who is winning in the NFL East and that is about it this year. I still watch Dallas, for now anyway. I thought I might watch Houston, but….well, anyway. Those men, the NFL, most of them anyway, are good fellows and law abiding citizens….Only a few in the NFL do drugs, beat their wives, shop lift, drive drunk, shoot people, but it is just that those are the ones we hear most about…The others are good guys. But how about protesting in a different manner? A different place? Don’t disrespect the flag or our country and the people protecting who make a fraction of the wages you NFL boys do. Most of you are college educated and know better than disrespect your own country…Or do you? …. By the way, are you winning?…. The answer is no. You are tearing down what your brothers in the military is trying to build up. That’s how I see it anyway.

Colin Kaepernick’s Million Dollar Book Deal

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-10-2017

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I am wondering….One World did this deal with Mr. Kaepernick for a million dollars.  Who will they target to buy this book? The kneeler’s or the stander’s? …..I’m glad he signed with them and I hope One World realizes a return on their investment. It sounds like a wonderful way to get his message out to the people and not disrespect our country or our flag by kneeling during the national anthem anymore.

 

 

Louis Napoleon Nelson, 1846 – 1934….7th Tennessee Cavalry, Co. M

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-10-2017

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A few days ago someone entered the name of Louis Napoleon Nelson on my search engine, one of the things that is recorded for me to see in my C/panel recap summary. Now I had no information on Louis Napoleon Nelson so I Goggled him. The results were very interesting:

Louis Napoleon Nelson, born in Ripley, Lauderdale County, Tennessee in 1846 and died August 26, 1934. Louis served in an integrated unit for the Confederacy; The 7th Tennessee Cavalry, Company M. Louis is a well known Ripley native due to the efforts of his  grandson, Nelson Winbush. (We might have more on him in a later post.) Nelson went to war with the sons of his owner, James Oldham, as their bodyguard. At first Louis served as a cook and look out, but he later saw action under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Louis also went on to serve as a Chaplain. Louis could not read nor write, but he memorized the King James Bible. He went on to serve as Chaplain for the next 4 campaigns, leading services with the soldiers before they went to the battlefield. He fought in battles at Shiloh, Lookout Mountain, Brice’s Crossroads, and Vicksburg. After the war Louis lived as a freeman on the James Oldham plantation for several years. He built a yellow, two story house, with a wraparound porch in Ripley. Throughout the years Louis went to 39 Confederate reunions proudly wearing his Civil War uniform. When Louis Napoleon Nelson passed away a Confederate flag draped his coffin. According to a story in the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper in 1933 Louis described himself as the only colored Democrat in Lauderdale County, TN. His funeral the following year, which included a military procession, was described as “the largest colored folks funeral we had ever seen in our time.” Today his story lives on through his grandson Nelson Winbush, who proudly proclaims his grandfather’s legacy.

As published on Black Ripley, The Histories of African Americans in Ripley, TN and the Surrounding Areas…..www.findagrave.com

So to whoever entered the name of Louis Napoleon Nelson in my search engine, thank you. I’m sure there was nothing in hesterbooks.com on him at that time…..Well sir, there is now…..And a thank you to grandson Nelson Winbush for his efforts on Louis Napoleon Nelson.

Pvt. Wilson J. Moore, 26th Alabama Infantry, Company D, CSA by Dan Hall

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-10-2017

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This is another article written by my nephew, Daniel Hall and published in the “Rebel Yell”, Publisher Southern Press, 629 Kirk Road, Gordo, Al 35466, October, 2017 issue, featuring an article in “Grizz’s Corner” and written by Lt. Commander  Dan Hall.

Of course, I never knew Wilson J. Moore, but I knew his grandson Tom Moore and his wife Pearl Hester Moore, my great aunt and uncle. They were both wonderful Christian people and I am richer and a better person by having had them in my life.

Thank you,  Nephew for this well written and informative article.

 

         Wilson J. Moore

Wilson enlisted as a private in Company D, 26th Alabama Infantry Regiment on December 7, 1861. At the time of his enlistment he is listed as 6 foot 1 1/2 inches tall.
The 26th was formed in Tuscumbia, Al. made up of soldiers from Fayette and Marion counties. They were ordered to Virginia to be apart of the Army of Northern Virginia under the command of Brigadier General Gabriel Rains. They were in the Battles of Seven Pines, Battle of Mechanicsville, and the Battle of Gaines Mill. Soon after they were resigned to Gen. D. H. Hill’s Division and were engaged in the Battles of South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. ( Now I don’t know for a fact that Wilson Moore was in all these battles, but his regiment was so I don’t see any reason for him not being in them.)
At this point Wilson was attached to Chimbarazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia from February 3, 1863 to February 15, 1864, as a nurse. ( For him to be pick to nurse he must have done some nursing before or he had shown to be good working with wounded soldiers.)
On February 15, 1864, he and the 26th were ordered by Inspector General John J. Winder to convey prisoners to Andersonville, Ga. The regiment served as guards at Andersonville until May. They were assigned to the Army of Tennessee, Polk’s Corps, Walthall’s Division, Cantey’s Brigade. Wilson Moore was wounded in lower back at the Battle of Peachtree Creek on July 20, 1864. He was given a 60 day furlough to go home to heal and was captured in Fayette County, Alabama and sent to Alton Prison, Illinois. He signed the oath of allegiance there.
Wilson is not a ancestor of mine, but his grandson Tom Moore married Pearl Hester and she is a cousin of mine. Wilson is buried in Bethel Cemetery below Stansel, Pickens county, Alabama.