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 Posted: Wed Jun 1st, 2011 06:03 pm
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PW Hess

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So recently I was in Richmond and visited the excellent Museum Of The Confederacy and the Confederate White House.

Now I had always thought Davis was blind in one eye, but the tour guide at the CWH set the record straight for me.

Seems Jeff did have an eye problem, not blindness. So once a day his wife Varina got a eyedropper, filled it with a mixture of mercury and ammonia(!!), and dripped it into Davis' eye! The guide said Jeff would have to lie down and then suffer a serious headache for several hours!!


Talk about pain..........:(

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