From the Richmond Dispatch, 11/23/1861, p. 2, c. 4

The Artillery Review, at Camp Dimmock yesterday afternoon, was witnessed by a throng of admiring spectators, to most of whom it was a novelty, notwithstanding the past season has been prolific of military events. The commander of the post, Capt. Shields, also exhibited the proficiency of the batteries in the flying artillery drill, accompanied by rapid discharges of big guns, to the infinite satisfaction of all who beheld it. In old times this species of mimic warfare was ranked among holiday incidents; but now even the fair ladies who witness it are meanwhile busy with a mental calculation as to how many Yankees one of those field pieces would rake down, when well manned by Southern artillerists.

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