From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/16/1864, p.1, c 6
Robbery of a Blacksmith Shop — sometime during Thursday night the blacksmith shop of Capt Thomas C Eppes, near the corner of Broad and 1st streets, was broken into and robbed of a considerable number of brass bolts, tools, and other articles. His desk was also broken open and the contents, consisting of bonds, checks, papers. &c., scattered in every direction. Capt E has not yet ascertained the extent of his loss. This is the third time he has been robbed within a few months past.