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From Silas Weir Mitchell's letter to Mrs. A.G. Mason (5 June 1911):
[Stonewall Jackson] had at one time the insane belief that his right leg was hollow and made of glass, and that everything he ate went into it.
Posted by Scott Eric Kaufman at 09:24 PM | Permalink
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I love the totally superfluous use of "insane" there.
Kerry Higgins Wendt |
Thursday, 21 September 2006 at 10:14 PM
Ah, so that's where the whole "hollow leg" thing came from. Glad the "glass" part was dropped, though, because that there's crazy talk.
Friday, 22 September 2006 at 11:29 AM
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