It has come to my attention that a document exists which is represented to be a note written in the hand of Jackson, and signed by him, dated September 10, 1862 and addressed to the Rev. died in 2009 In the Who Wrote The Lost Order piece, the issue of whether the opinion of a so-called "handwriting expert" is admissible in the trial court was discussed, with citations to case law in the Federal court system. Though I have not read the huge pile of material created by these officers, going back and forth, which exists as the "Southern Historical Society Papers." Ryan's Conclusion Assuming the note is in fact written in Jackson's hand, its purpose must have been to create the impression that Jackson had not met with Dr. Ross Kyd Douglas John Morrison Charles Marshall Walter Taylor Robert Chilton A. Krick states his friend paid for it, in about 1997.
Apparently this document has been on and off the auction market since at least 1997, its authenticity vouched for by two individuals, Robert K. (This biographical piece is taken from a tour service website.) (This biographical piece is taken from a North Carolina State Archive website.) George Stevenson, Jr. So far, I have not come across anything in the literature about this. Zacharias, Reformed Church Custodian of Records, Presbyterian Church Barton Mitchell John B. Here is another on-line auctioneer, trying to sell the Jackson Note at about the same amount Mr.
Ross "visited" together at some point during Jackson's time at Frederick. Beckenbaugh, makes reference to "letters" that accompanied the manuscript.
Ross's resignation letter, that supports the statement that, in fact, Jackson and Dr.
Both gentlemen apparently have offered arguments why they think the so-called Jackson note is actually written in the hand of Jackson. If the case of the Lost Order were tried to jury verdict in a court room, the witness list for the trial would be as follows. It is obvious from his story that he was motivated to manufacture the Jackson Note as the means to negate the claim that the incident Whittier waxed poetically about, happened.
An effort is being made to obtain copies of their "letters of authenticity" and, if obtained, the letters will be posted here. Sharpsburg April 1940 John Kyd Beckenbaugh The Book "On the 5th we crossed the Potomac at White's Ford. The trial would consume at least six weeks of court time. Douglas had no intent, in manufacturing the story, to document Stonewall's contact with the Rev. Ross, his intent was to document the non-contact between Stonewall and Fretchie.We do not want an "opinion" of a "expert; we want the verdict of the jury. ) when he mounted his new steed and touched her with his spur the. The general was stunned and severely bruised, and lay upon the ground some time. The point is, though we cannot say, with reasonable certainty, what exactly Jackson did, the opportunity of visiting Ross in secret was certainly there for Jackson to take advantage of. In Frederick he asked for a map of Chambersburg and its vicinity, and made many irrelevant inquiries about roads and localities in the direction of Pennsylvania. Most obvious is the fact that Douglas does not include Jackson stopping at Dr. "I was with him every minute of his time he was in that city—he was there only twice. .]." Being reasonable people, how can we accept Douglas's statement that he was with Jackson "very minute of his time" in Frederick? Doesn't it strike you odd that there is so much North Carolina involved with the promotion of the Jackson Note?It is for you young historians to track down Ross's living relatives And inquire about their knowledge of the Jackson note. The University of North Carolina Press published a book, in 1940, titled I Rode With Stonewall. The UNC Press published Douglas's manuscript, the dealer, according to Mr. Why he would do this, introduce the scene into his manuscript and then create the note, can only make sense if something was happening among the surviving officers and the contempory Fox news pundits. Note: In this version Of Douglas's story, Jackson mounts a horse Frederick Scharf, in his 1882 book, also states, without providing a source, that, on Sunday, September 7th, Jackson attended services at both the Presbyterian Church and the Reformed Church. Later in the afternoon, the General was called to Lee's tent. It seems to me the possibility is strong that Douglas manufactured the note at the time he introduced the sentence about taking Jackson to the manse, into his manuscript in 1899. Fritchie, invoking a statement Henry Kyd Douglas made before the publication of his article in the Century Magazine, in 1886.Here is the relevant text of Douglas's 1886 version of his story as a percipient witness to the event of Jackson's presence in Frederick between September 7, 1862 and September 10. He cannot say whether it was returned to those who produced it, or became lost while in the possession of the Press. Perry, whose UNC Press ordinarily does not publish fiction, acknowledged that, if the manuscript were presented to the Press for publication today, the Press would probably decline the invitation. The greater portion was written immediately the close of the war from diaries I had kept and notes I had made and when my recollection was fresh and youthful. Ross's resignation letter is so important to the resolution of the ultimate question—Did General Lee use Special Order 191 as a ruse of war?Here are the relevant elements of I Rode With Stonewall: Preface This book is not a biography nor a history. It was then laid aside and about thirty-three years have passed over it. There being no service in the Presbyterian Church, I took him to hear my old friend Dr. (This text was posted on the Church's website, in 2007) (This text comes from an article written by the church in 1980) (This text was written by Pastor Dixon, in 1905; note nothing about a visit.) Leaving a note with a stranger, to deliver to his old friend when he wakes up, hardly constitutes "a visit." Therefore, there must be some record in the church papers, perhaps in the minutes of the church meeting that resulted in the acceptance of Dr. (If this is so, why would Ross not be up and about also? Here the Church's recorded position regarding the event is important to consider, as it appears clearly to contradict the contention by Douglas that Jackson did not, , actually visit with Ross.Here are several documented examples of Jackson's actual handwriting. Note: The evidence shows that Douglas gave public voice to his story about Jackson's stop at the manse and the note his article "Stonewall Jackson in Maryland," was published in the Century Magazine, in 1886; yet, in the Century Magazine article, he left out entirely his story of Jackson's stop at the manse; then, his nephew produced his manuscript for publication in 1940 which included the lines left out.Compare these examples to the September 10, 1862 note. " No, "Sorry I missed you but had to leave town too early." Why the absence of the first person tense? From this we can infer that Douglas chose the audience he would tell the story to. Park Service, as stating, in his letter of authenticity: "You have a really awesome artifact, combining a wonderfully rare publication with a unique autograph from a well-documented incident." Hardly. Krick's reference to a "wonderfully rare publication," he is referring to the reverse side of the Jackson Note which looks like this: Note: The text of this document appears at page 601 of Vol 19, Pt. However, its text does not match exactly the text printed in the OR.