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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