This collection is a typed carbon copy of the letterbook of Captain Daniel Messinger, Provost Marshall of Portsmouth, dated November 9, 1863 to June 27, 1864. It contains correspondence between Messinger and various military personell including Brigadier General Wild, Brigadier General Barnes, General Butler, Colonel Shaffer, Colonel Holman, as well as Portsmouth's Mayor Collins. Photographs are included in the copy. It was transcribed by Jno. C. Emmerson, Jr. in 1946.
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Some Aspects and Incidents of Military Rule in Portsmouth, Virginia, from the Letter Book of Captain Daniel Messinger, Provost Marshal of Portsmouth. Special Collections Research Center. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/1801 Accessed July 15, 2020.