From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/28/1862, p. 1, c. 7

The Military Police made a descent, yesterday, on a number of boys engaged in fighting rock battles at Rocketts. When they interposed, “the battle” was raging furiously, and rocks were being thrown, and pistols discharged with great vim. – The officers succeeded in securing one white and five negro boys. They were carried to the Guard House, on Franklin street, where the former was reprimanded, and the latter well whipped.





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