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Who refused to pepper his food because he claimed it caused pain in his left leg?


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Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, always very colorful, really believed pepper caused his left leg to hurt. He exhibited other compulsions such as having to raise one arm while riding his horse to â??keep the blood balancedâ?? . He suffered a wound through friendly fire, that caused the amputation of a limb. Pneumonia set in and he died a few days later.