From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/4/1862, p. 1, c. 5

Supposed Female Proved to be a Man. – A very feminine-looking party stopped at the American Hotel a few days since, whose appearance led to the suspicion that it was a lady dressed in male apparel. A detective of the Eastern District was engaged to arrest the woman — if it was a woman, — but as it proved to be a real man, no arrest was made; and the scandal of having a fast young lady in male attire in the house was proved to be groundless.

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