History Detectives

The Civil War Secrets of a Drug Smuggling Doll

Clip: Season 9 Episode 8 | 18m 13s

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.

Aired: 08/29/11

Rating: NR

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