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Doc. 179.-the release of the surgeons. August 12, 1861. The following is a copy of the parole signed by the surgeons who were permitted to leave Richmond: The undersigned officers in the service of the United States do make an unqualified parole of honor that we will not, unless released or exchanged, by arms, information or otherwise, during the existing hostilities between the United States and the Confederate States of America, aid or abet the enemies of the said Confederate States, or any of them, in any form or manner whatever. [Signed by five.] This is endorsed on the back by Gen. Beauregard as follows: Headquarters First corps, army of the Potomac, Aug. 3. The parole of these surgeons was taken to prevent the necessity of guarding them while they were attending to the enemy's wounded, with the understanding that it was to be continued by the War Department after leaving here, and that they were to be permitted to return to their homes when their service