Stone Collection: Volume 79 - Item 39
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39. John Bigelow, “The Confederate Diplomatists and Their Shirt of Nessus: A Chapter of Secret History,” Century Magazine (May 1891): 113-26.
History of the Confederate diplomatic mission to Europe. The shirt of Nessus refers to a story from mythology in which the wearer is afflicted with a misfortune from which he can not escape.