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Jefferson Davis and Pope Pius IX

I'd never heard anything about this before. Really interesting story at the American Catholic:

It has long been an article of faith of many admirers of Jefferson Davis that, while he was in Union captivity after the Civil War, he received a crown of thorns from Pope Pius IX woven by the hands of Pio Nono himself. The Museum of the Confederacy in New Orleans has it on display.
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