Tom - Got the Vaughn ms. this morning... Naturally, have LOTS of questions... Who, among you others who've received this article, have done further research into Vaughn's statements?
I can get into ancestry's military records to find the date of his discharge, but some of the places/maps, local history, etc. is beyond me here in N.W. Tennessee.
For instance, who are the Reddfields and where was their ranch? Details are sorely missing about Lem's lynching, too...
Wish Vaughn had gone into more detail....
Can one get a copy of the Vaughn manuscript. Years ago (while still a student) I found an account of the stage robbery incidents written by, I think, Frank or Francis Vaughn. Is the Vaughn manuscript... more
The Redfields were implicated in various crimes for years. Vaughn's vouching for their reputation doesn't exactly lend a lot of credibility to his other character reference for the McLaurys, of whom the... more
Thanks so much for the info, Bob. I haven't been researching/writing about the Old/Wild West in a while, but still interested in whatever others learn. This Vaughan/Redfield, etc. stuff is new to me. Thanks... more