From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/7/1861, p. 2, c. 4

Rocketts. – The late freshet played the very mischief with the wharf at Rocketts. It appears to have been turned quite upside down in some places, and ruin alone marks the scene of former commercial activity. As things are at present, however, it is of very little consequence. After the war is over, and our citizens have any use for such a maritime structure, the wharf at Rocketts will doubtless be made all right once more.

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