GDG- A. P. Hill & VD
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Tue Jan 31 09:27:23 CST 2012
In response to Nancy's question I can't answer it but only add another
Is there good evidence about the stories- there are many- of A. P. Hill
How much info is there on that topic? Is it true?
If he was laid up during the battle from the symptoms what would the
Did he acquire it later in life or was it communicated to him by his
A BACKGROUND STORY: In the 1950s and 60s my grandparents lived in the
lovely charming wholesome town of Concord NH. All very proper and New
Next to my grandparents was a lovely white huge New Eng house all
beautiful. There was a nice family of elderly sisters and a brother. Three of
them were crippled. One of the old ladies was not disabled. I would always
visit and they would give me homemade donuts. My grandmother made them.
Mrs Mudget on the other side would make homemade donuts. Everybody made
killer homemade donuts. So I'd go over in the summers and say hi and eat
donuts. Occasionally they would give me a little $ to run to the store for
them. They were named Caravelles. It was a New England version of Mayberry.
(Actually Aunt Bee and my grandmother knew each other growing up in
Once I got old enough my parents explained that they all had either
syphilis or gonorea and that they acquired it from their mother. This was
before the days of penicillin.
I submit this in that growing up with the disabling effects of their VD
crippled them and gave them constant pain or discomfort. I never knew the
In light of the stories of A. P. Hill I remember from boyhood the
devastating effects of VD so I wonder if he was sometimes crippled by the symptoms.
I don't know what the symptoms would be but I guess there were good days
and bad days.
Having witnessed VD as a kid I can see A. P. Hill being pretty sick and
out of commission during Gtysbg.
P. S. My mouth frequently waters at the memory of those homemade donuts.
Never had anything like them since.
A Loyal Neo-Anti Unionist,
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