1st Sergeant Manson S. Jolly, C.S.A.

The Myth Of His Last Ride*


This story in the Anderson Daily Mail by Bob Herndon in 1968 belongs to the category of 'myth'. The first problem is seen in the mispelling of Manse's first name as 'Mansons'. Then the story is presented as a factual 'news' account.The story actually came from a purely fictional account found a book called 'Maid Of The Foothills'. This 'news story' has been discredited by historians. You just can't believe what you read in the newspaper anymore!