Bohemian Brigade; Civil War Newsmen in Action This book tells the story of a group of Civil War journalists referred to as "the Bohemian Brigade." They have a tangiential relationship to the Pfaff's bohemians and include such one-time Pfaffians as Edmund Clarence Stedman and William Swinton. Starr's book begins with a lively description of a scene in "Pfaff's Cave" on the eve of the Civil War. A more recent telling of the story of the Bohemian Brigade can be found in James M. Perry's A Bohemian Brigade: The Civil War Correspondents--Mostly Rough, Sometimes Ready (New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2000), which does not mention the Pfaff's bohemians.