From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/31/1862
Rock Battles. - The boys living in the vicinity of
Victor's Millpond, in the Valley, are very often engaged in the reprehensible
practice of fighting rock battles, either among themselves or the “Hill
Cats,” living on Shockoe Hill. Yesterday evening a poor darkey was attacked by
the “Butcher Cats” and nearly “rocked” out of existence before he could
make his escape from his tormentors.
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