. . . the Paducah special of Chicago Evening Journal of Thursday:
H. Clay Dean has been publicly disgraced and cashiered from the Southern service, by an order publicly read at dress parade, at Corinth not long since.
This item does great injustice to H. Clay King, H. Clay Pate, or some other H. Clay who had courage enough to join the rebel army. – Dean, whatever his love for the C. S. A., will never voluntarily removed his nasty carcass to any place of danger where it is liable to become food for gun powder.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 24, 1862, p. 2