What do the "authenticators," Krick and Stevenson, provide? Krick whether he can provide the "letter of authenticity" referred to by the on line auctioneers and have received this: I have communicated with the auction house that apparently sold the Jackson note, asking for copies of Krick's and Stevenson's "letters of Authenticity" and will publish the content if a response is received. before we had been in Maryland many hours (Jackson entered on the 5th), one enthusiastic citizen presented Jackson with a gigantic gray mare. According to the Press, the book was based on an "original manuscript" provided by the descendents of Kyd Douglas. Krick, who first offered the document for sale, is from North Carolina as is the current dealer; and we have an employee of the North Carolina State Archives providing what appears to be an official opinion regarding the document's authenticity.
The original Jackson note may someday be examined, its paper stock identified. David Perry, the Editor-in-Chief of the Press, when questioned by me, stated that the manuscript has been lost. Finally, turning your attention back to reality and to proof of a chain of custody, it seems reasonably clear to you by now, doesn't it, that the links of the chain go back to Douglas, not to Dr. All the more reason why the Presbyterian Church's production of Dr.
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.
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.
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.
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.