From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/17/1864, p.1, c. 7
Dangerous Sport. – A few nights since some little children, at the house of Mr. J. A. Moore, on Clay street, just outside the corporate limits, dressed themselves in disguised costumes of white for the purpose of playing a trick upon a negro girl living in the family. Their appearance so much frightened her that she was thrown into violent spasms from which she had not recovered when last heard from, and it is doubtful whether she will survive the effects of the thoughtless experiment.