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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-05 04:08 AM
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29. Well, he didn't acquire them...
This is pretty much a myth.

He liked fruit in general, particularly citrus varieties, and he would eat them whenever he could get them. He was impressed by the lemon because it was so unusual.

The story about his obsession with lemons arose after the war and was wrapped up in the effort to deify RE Lee. That is, for Lee to be presented as a godlike figure, Jackson, who already had that status during the war after his death, had to be taken down a notch to Jesus status. Oddly enough, I'm not even making up these metaphors.

Robertson's massive bio, mentioned previously, details the progression of this myth rather exhaustively.

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