View single post by Texas Defender
 Posted: Mon Dec 23rd, 2013 08:16 pm
 PM  Quote  Reply  Full Topic 
Texas Defender
Member


Joined: Sat Jan 27th, 2007
Location: Texas USA
Posts: 907
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

javal1-

I believe that Mr. Davis is referring to the chronic problem that he had with his eye, which is discussed on another Jefferson Davis thread.

The eye caused him considerable pain and discomfort throughout much of his life. (He also had recurring bouts of malaria). He once said that he did not know why the eye had not burst.

I have read that he had surgery on the eye in 1860, so its most likely that the eye was again his problem in 1861.

Last edited on Mon Dec 23rd, 2013 08:18 pm by Texas Defender

 Close Window