A letter from George F. Shepley, Brigadier General, in Norfolk, Virginia to Lt. Col. G. A. Kensel, Chief of Staff, concerns rumors of possible raid by Wade Hampton on Portsmouth, Virginia. He arrested William A. Moppin who admitted he had been gathering information at the request of James Arthur. He has also arrested Arthur. He asks if he should send them up for Benjamin Butler to examine. A typescript is included.
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Acc. 2005.59 was an addition to the Civil War Collection, Mss. 39.1 C76, until November 2017. The former citation was Civil War Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.