From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/29/1864, p.1, c 6
Stealing Cows. – Three very fine cows were stolen Wednesday night from Mr. James Garrison, living on the Brook Turnpike, a short distance beyond the Confederate Stables at Bacon’s Quarter Branch. The thieves threw down the bars to Mr. G.’s pen, in the rear of his residence, and drove them off. – Doubtless the animals were stolen for market purposes, and perhaps some of the beef has already been sold, as the hide and hoofs of a cow resembling one of these were found yesterday morning in an old field about two miles from the scene of the theft.