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The Daily Dispatch: may 9, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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A Brace of Worthies. --Amongst the prisoners captured in the battle of Manassas, July 21st, 1861, were a batch of Yankee surgeons, who were paroled and permitted to prowl around Richmond. Of them particularly conspicuous were Drs. J. M. Homiston and W. F. Swaim, of the 14th Brooklyn regiment, whose loud and bitter denunciations of the "Lincoln Seward" Administration were only equalled by their extravagant laudation of our Government. So "fascinated with our people," and so well were they "assured of the justness of our cause," that they avowed an intention, so soon as they could settle up their affairs at home, to return to "Dixie's Land" and unite their fortunes with the "sunny South." Upon a basis of those protestations, (or some other influence,) a few of our citizens were induced to take these gentry under their especial charge, entertaining them at their houses, introducing them into society, driving them around the city, and otherwise entering to their pleasure. Dr. Hom