Yes, I am aware of the true name and character of Forrest Carter. I don't understand your comment about putting my "faith" in him. I don't have "faith" in him for any reason. He wrote a fictional book set in the post Civil War period which became a movie. My only interest in him is whether or not he used the "Bushwhacker" book and used Bill Wilson as his model. You mentioned that "...Bill Wilson was known throughout Texas at the time and was a friend of Jim Crow, the owner of the Saloon in Sherman, TX depicted in the movie. Furthermore this is backed by the fact that Josey is asked about to other bushwackers namely Simp Dixon and Bob Lee both of whom were known to Bill Wilson." Is there an article or document that collaborates this? I would love to be able to look at the research. Like all of us, we are trying to understand the truth and weed out speculation. Who still has the fiddle? I would love to see it. It appeared that you were not able to finish your comment. Can you elaborate some more?