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
The Eighth regiment N. Y. S M.