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Letter from Thomas H. Eastman to Edward Hooker (August 5, 1864)

SUMMARY

In this letter, dated August 5, 1864, Lieutenant-Commander Thomas H. Eastman, US Navy fleet captain, writes to Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Edward Hooker, US Navy, commanding First Division, about plundering committed during the Draper Raid.

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U. S. S. Ella, August 5, 1864.

Sir: You will endeavor to ascertain the particulars with regard to the entering of houses during the last raid under Colonel Draper and yourself.

The commander desires to know if any sailors or officers behaved improperly toward unarmed or unprotected women, or if anything was stolen from women by your men.

Respectfully,

T. H. Eastman, Fleet Captain.

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APA Citation:
Eastman, Thomas H.. Letter from Thomas H. Eastman to Edward Hooker (August 5, 1864). (2021, June 03). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/letter-from-thomas-h-eastman-to-edward-hooker-august-5-1864.
MLA Citation:
Eastman, Thomas H.. "Letter from Thomas H. Eastman to Edward Hooker (August 5, 1864)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (03 Jun. 2021). Web. 28 Nov. 2021
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