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The Daily Dispatch: April 3, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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on, a Quartermaster in the Federal army,) who was boarding at the Burnett House, declined, in the absence of her husband, to permit the windows in her room to be illuminated. For this she was denounced as a "secesher," and grossly insulted by Mr. Johnson, a clerk in the house, and a Mr. Barbour, a boarder. Indignant at this infamous and unmanly treatment, Mrs. Dickerson immediately left the house, and sought the protection of a friend who resided near the city. When Capt. Dickerson returned mmediately left the house, and sought the protection of a friend who resided near the city. When Capt. Dickerson returned and was made acquainted with the circumstances, he inflicted summary chastisement on both Johnson and Barbour, damaging the frontispiece of the latter individual quite seriously, and bunging both his peepers in the most artistic style. For this he was brought before the police Court, and pleading guilty, he was fined $35 for assault and battery, which he cheerfully paid.