From the Richmond Dispatch, 3/28/1861, p. 1, c. 6

Rude Boys. – We are informed, by parties who have been witness to the conduct spoken of, that the sentinel posted on the Capitol Square to guard the buildings and Monument, and Capt. Sam’l Freeman, the Superintendent, are besieged nearly every Sunday by a parcel of blackguard, rude, and impertinent urchins, who pelt the officials named with all sorts of opprobrious epithets, and generally conduct themselves in the most unseemly manner. A number of policemen will be detailed to keep an eye on the Square next Sunday.

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