The Guns of the South: A Novel of the Civil War Characters

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Andres Rhoodie

Andres Rhoodie is from Rivington, North Carolina. He is approximately forty-years of age when he first meets General Robert E. Lee. Rhoodie is the inventor of a new kind of repeater gun that he demonstrates for General Lee and members of his staff. The new repeater fires approximately one bullet per second and uses bullets that aren't ordinary gun powder. The new weapons functions in such a way that the gas from the explosion expends and pushes the spent bullet out of the muzzle and allows a new round to enter the chamber. Rhoodie tells Lee he can quickly supply one hundred thousand of the new repeater guns. He knows of Lee plans to attack at New Byrne but will not say how he knows of the plans. He tells Lee to have the train stop at Rivington and they will load the first shipment of guns...

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