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The Daily Dispatch: September 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], Derange case of infatuation with petticoat (search)
Derange case of infatuation with petticoat --Unusual Public Exhibition.--Anne William Charles Waters, a young man, dressed as female apparel was arrested in Augusta, Ga, last week and taken by the officers to the City Hall where the citizens might see him and guard against imposition in future. The Constitutionalist gives the following account of this victim to petticoat infatuation, taken from his own confession. He was born in Chelsea, England, and had the propensity for dressing in women's clothes when a child. For this he was often chastised, but the singular taste could not be corrected. On arriving in America, at Philadelphia, we believe, he has apprenticed to a machinist. But his old habits would not be thrown aside. He again assumed his female attire, and came to Charleston from which place he went to Savannah, where he was exposed, furnished with male apparel and sent to New York. After a while, he came South again, and in passing the Federal lines, was arre