From the Richmond Whig, 9/29/1865, p. 3, c. 3
ANOTHER NEGRO SHOT. – Wednesday evening, one of Captain Clinton’s negro teamsters went out on the Mechanicsville turnpike for the purpose of gathering wood, it is supposed, for the camp, which is located near Howard’s Grove. – When about one mile and a half out, between the intermediate and outer line of fortifications, he stopped to load his wagon, when, it is said, the proprietor appeared, double-barrel gun in hand, and shot first one of the horses in the shoulder with one of the barrels loaded with small shot, and gave the contents of the other, containing ball cartridge, to the negro, wounding him severely in the arm. Subsequently, a negro in the employ of Major Leslie, Provost of the Second District found the wagon and horses on Shockoe Creek, and the wounded man inside the wagon. He was sent to the hospital and the team to headquarters.
Yesterday steps were taken by the authorities to arrest the party who perpetrated the shooting, but no arrest had been made up to yesterday evening.