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The Civil War Secrets of a Drug Smuggling Doll

  • Aired: 08/30/2011
  • 18:13
  • Rating: NR
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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