Civil War Lecture Series - The Bohemian Brigade

The “Bohemian Brigade” was made up of an informal cadre of civilian journalists and artists working for the major newspapers or as stringers or free-lance reporters.  They chose the name “Bohemians” that they defined loosely as “Free-thinkers and free lovers, who lived by their art, spent liberally and considered the world their own.”  The “Bohemian Brigade” often flocked together - reporters still do it today - for companionship and comfort and to exchange information.  They also figured that it was a good way to keep an eye on competition.