From the Richmond Dispatch, 9/1/1864, p.1, c. 7
Military Sport. – A review and sham fight of the light artillery attached to the Richmond defences took place between five and six o’clock yesterday afternoon at the Fairfield Race Course. The affair drew a crowd of persons to the spot who had previously been appraised of the intention to give such an exhibition, all of whom seemed highly edified. In this city, the booming of the cannon at first excited some surprise and comment, but as soon as the real cause of it became known no further attention was paid to it.