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History Detectives | The Civil War Secrets of a Drug Smuggling Doll | PBS

Duration: 18:13
Program: History Detectives #908
Broadcast Date: Aug. 30, 2011

A Confederate family legend says a young girl carried a doll past the Northern blockade with drugs tucked inside its hollow head. The morphine and quinine would aid sick soldiers. Gwen Wright tracks down the story behind 'Nina,' a 'much loved member of the Anderson family' and whether she helped to relieve suffering and save lives during the War Between the States.

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Post Date: August 31, 2011