From the Richmond Dispatch, 11/22/1862, p. 1, c. 4

Attempted Robbery. On Thursday night a couple of foot-pads met a citizen named Siles Perkins, on the bridge crossing the dock, near 17th street, and immediately commenced an attack on him. He cried "murder," "robbery," and other similar alarms, with such vigor that two soldiers rushed to the spot, when the robbers beat a hasty retreat, going on the river side of the bridge and soon losing themselves in the dense gloom that always prevails in that section.

 

 

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