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Jimmy Manley Writes About The Civil War

Updated on October 21, 2015

Local Author Jimmy Manley of Pendleton, SC

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Meet Author Jimmy Manley of Pendleton SC

Pendleton, South Carolina is filled with a lot of wonderful, interesting characters and my friend, Jimmy Manley, is one of them. He is very talented and creative and is a born story teller. I have known the Manley family most of my life and I knew that Jimmy had written songs, invented a couple of board games, and was a veteran but I never knew that he was such a wonderful story teller until I started reading his posts on Facebook. Jimmy Manley can really spin a yarn! His first book, "The Civil War Started For Me At Old Hunter's Store" and his second book, "Riding Hard for Richmond" are definitely proof of his talents. Now, he has published a third one, "Iron Wheels on Iron Tracks" and I am looking forward to reading it, too. Check with Jimmy on where and when his next book signing will be. He has had several and I will try to post them on this page, too. The books can be purchased at Mountain Made on the square in Pendleton as well as other locations. They are also available at the Pendleton Branch Library.Photo Credit: Photo provided by Author Jimmy Manley

Books by Jimmy Manley of Pendleton SC - Books by Jimmy Manley can be found at the following locations:

Jimmy Manley
Jimmy Manley

How to Purchase Jimmy's Books

Jimmy Manley's book can be purchased at the following locations:Mountain Made in PendletonMcClure's in ClemsonThe Book Exchange near AndersonFigs On North Main St in Anderson. One can also order them from Jimmy L. Manley, 602 Harper Road, Pendleton, SC 29670. Send check for soft cover $20 and hard cover $24 and I will mail it to your address and will sign it at your instructions.Jimmy is planning a book signing at the Pendleton Library real soon. The date will be posted on this page.

Jimmy Manley
Jimmy Manley

Jimmy Manley has published his three novels in his Civil War Series

Watch for news about an upcoming book signing

Author Jimmy Manley has had one large book signing held at the American Legion Building in Pendleton and had a wonderful turn out. Folks were and are anxious to read this very interesting and entertaining book. One reason they want to read it is to see if they may have been one of the characters for you see, Jimmy used many local folks as fictitious characters. My husband, Doc Hellams, is one of those characters and in the book he is a doctor taking care of the soldiers and their families. Jimmy says that he will appear in the sequel, too, but not for long because the rebels got rid of him since he was helping the Yankee soldiers, too. Jimmy shared this excerpt about Doc from the Sequel: He tells me that I also make an appearance in his second book.

"DOC WAS CAPTURED BYTHE YANKEES ALONG WITH OTHER REBS. DOC WAS SET FREE BECAUSEHE WAS DOCTORING YANKS AND REBS ALIKE. THE YANKS KEPT THE OTHERREBS PRISONER.. THEY LET HIM TAKE A WAGON, HIS SUPPLIES AND HISHELP WITH HIM."

Friend John Sitton comes from a long line of Pendletonians so he appears in "The Civil War Started For Me At Old Hunter's Store" along with many familiar names. This book does include some factual information about the war which is mingled with these local folks. From time to time throughout the book, Jimmy will reflect on his time during the Vietnam War.Jimmy writes like he talks so reading his book is like listening to him tell one of his stories. This is such a creative way to tell about this horrible time in our nation's history. Jimmy actually goes back in time and takes the reader right along with him. While reading this novel, I felt like I was right there.

Interview with Jimmy Manley on YouTube - Jimmy and I met at Old Hunter's Store in Pendleton SC for this interview

Jimmy's Books are not available online but if you are a Civil War History Buff, you might enjoy this one - Just click the book to order from Amazon

This book includes pictures and maps and information that you might have never heard about these 10 battles

Back Cover of Jimmy Manley's First Novel - "The Civil War Started For Me At Old Hunter's Store" by Jimmy Manley

Jimmy Manley
Jimmy Manley

The Back Cover of Jimmy Manley's book is used here with his permission.

Listen to Jimmy Manley Tell About His Book - His book started right here at Old Hunter's Store

The Civil War Started For Me At Old Hunter's Store by Jimmy Manley - A Novel About The Civil War in The South

Jimmy Manley
Jimmy Manley

Books are available at several locations or you can check it out at the Pendleton Library.You may purchase the book directly from Jimmy by sending a check to include shipping to:Jimmy L. Manley602 Harper RdPendleton, SC 29670Books are $17 for Soft Cover and $21 for Hard Cover. Checks payable to Jimmy Manley. Please add $4 for shipping.Photo Credit: Front Cover of "The Civil War Started For Me At Old Hunter's Store" provided by Ben Morton and used with Jimmy Manley's permission.

Jimmy Manley's Book Placement Ceremony - .Anderson County Library South Carolina Room - Photo by Rod Terry

Jimmy Manley presents book to Anderson County Library
Jimmy Manley presents book to Anderson County Library

Click photo to be directed to the Anderson County Library WebsiteSeated are Jimmy and Laura Holden, the head librarian in our South Carolina Room. Behind are Jacky Manley, Marlene Loehr, Dawn Beard, and Rod Terry

Photo from Book Signing held at the American Legion Building in Pendleton SC - Frank Allison and Reverend Maurice Woodward along with Jimmy Manley

Jimmy Manley booksigning
Jimmy Manley booksigning

Reverend Maurice Woodburn is also a character in Jimmy's book so he was on hand to give autographs, as well.

Jimmy presents his book to the Pendleton Library - This was a big day for author Jimmy Manley

Pendleton Library Presentation
Pendleton Library Presentation

Photo: Pendleton Librarian Dani Lubsen and Jimmy ManleyPhoto by Ben Morton and used here with permission.

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      goldenrulecomics 3 years ago

      Very nicely done

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      I have to read his book as I am sure I'll learn a lot. Blessings.

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      This looks great...would love to read Mr. Manley's book! :)

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      The more good detail I read about Pendleton, the less I'm believing it actually exists :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      jimmy,this is buddy ellenburh(jewell mercks brother) remember now? i was just looking thru the files and ran acrss your info. very impressive for a "lint head"...i am proud to say i knew you when you and the brothers would throw ice picks at each other..campdino39@gmail.com

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @sittonbull: yes, John, it does add to the book to know that our friend Ben Morton had his hand in it. I loved seeing your name in there, too!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: I will be sure that you meet Jimmy on your next visit!

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      sittonbull 5 years ago

      You have done some great lenses on book reviews and this lens on Jimmy's book is no exception. The interviews are great and highlight my favorite comment which you made, "Jimmy writes just like he talks!" That lends the book a unique "Pendleton" flavor and, I believe, adds a great deal of character to the story. Have read and enjoyed a fair amount of the book on FB, but I now have my book from Jimmy and as soon as I finish "Unbroken" which I am currently reading, I plan to sit down and enjoy reading it all. It's a great Pendleton tidbit also that Ben Morton helped so much to get the story into book form so kudos to him for that.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fabulous lens, Nancy. I would really like to meet Mr. Manley the next time we are in Pendleton. There are just so many colorful people who live there that I imagine you will never run out of stories from your lovely hometown.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Thank you cuzin conse for dropping by and meeting Jimmy Manley!

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      jimmymanleyman 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I will find a place for her in the book. She has helped me so much.

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      jimmymanleyman 5 years ago

      @OhMe: I hope you enjoy the book Martha.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you Nancy, I enjoyed meeting Jimmy Manley and hearing about his book. It sounds very interesting....especially the part about Doc. Hellams

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Thanks Joan!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: I thought you might enjoy. I think your brother mailed your book this morning so be on the look out for it

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens, Nancy!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I enjoyed hearing Jimmy. Thanks

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: No, guess I am not interesting enough. lol

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a great lens! I haven't read Jimmy's book, but definitely plan to after reading about it. Are you one of the characters, Ohme?

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Well, Pendleton sure missed you, dbj. I think that was probably Jimmy's brother, Jacky, who pulled you over for speeding. He pulled me over, too!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have been so busy making a new home for myself that I have not had the emotional time to miss Pendleton. After seeing this squidoo, my head and heart are throbbing. It is so much quieter there than here. I love where I am with all its gifts, and there is no other place for me. But there will always be a good sized chunk of my heart with Pendleton memories. Thank you Nancy and thank you Jimmy. (Jimmy, you gave me a well deserved public pull over and warning one day when I was thoughtlessly speeding, back in the early 70's). I learned my lesson well!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Thanks for stopping by Davie. I think you and Ed both would enjoy reading this great book.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I look forward to reading the book and thanks again, Nancy for keeping us informed.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Joan4: I will get you a book in the mail soon, Joan!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Virginia Allain: Oh wow, I will be looking forward to your book about your great-grandfather in the Civil War.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Michey LM: Thank you Michey. I hope you enjoy reading Jimmy Manley's Civil War Novel

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Pendleton is a place with deep history, Civil War stories to tell, with people who love the community and our country - true patriots, where the old fashion family values are respected and transited from a generation to the next. So Jimmy Manley is part of this climate which I humble try to describe, I will read his book and I am sure I'll learn a lot.And by the way, Pendleton produces great writers among them Jeanie Hunt, John Sitton, John Warley and many more. Thanks Nancy for writing the lens, you are the soul of happenings on Pendleton.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      This is inspiring to see people publishing about the Civil War. I need to really get to work on the book I want to publish about my great-grandfather in the Civil War.

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Oh I am excited about Jimmy's book and I look forward to reading it!