From the Richmond
7/31/1861, p. 2
Seventy-eight wounded Hessians were brought to this city by the Central cars
last night. Among the six prisoners brought in on Monday night, was Robert S.
Hamilton, a lawyer, formerly resident of this place, and who made a disgraceful
exodus ten or twelve years since, after getting a powerful cowhiding from an
irate husband, to whose wife he had offered some familiarities. Hamilton
went to Cincinnati, and we suppose he was attached to an Ohio
regiment when taken. His wife, (the daughter of a reputable gentleman,) after
his disgrace and flight, got a divorce from him. His feeling of revenge must now
be changed to that of humiliation.
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