From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/3/1864, p.1, c 6
Sheep Stolen. – On Friday night last Hon. James Lyons’s stable, at his farm in Henrico county, was broken open and three of his best sheep were stolen. The thieves were white men, and it is believed were some of those who visited Dr. Powell’s farm, in the same neighborhood, a few nights before and stole seven of his sheep. At that time there were seven of them together, each of whom, when discovered and pursued by Dr. P. and his son, wheeled and fired their muskets at them. They finally succeeded in driving off seven of the doctor’s sheep.