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“Report of Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Hooker” (September 1, 1864)

SUMMARY

In this report, dated September 1, 1864, Edward Hooker, as a Lieutenant Commander involved in the Draper raid, assesses the alleged misconduct of soldiers who were part of the raid.

FULL TEXT

Report of Acting Volunteer lieutenant hooker, U. S. Navy, commanding First Division Potomac Flotilla, regarding depredations committed during the Draper raid.

U. S. S. Commodore Read,

Off Rappahannock River, Virginia, September 1, 1864.

Sir: I have, so far as I have been able, made enquiries regarding the improper entering of houses and depredations by the sailors during the Draper raid, and I am unable to learn that any improprieties were committed by our sailors, nor do I think that they were guilty of any such conduct. I am aware that such things were done by the negro soldiers, and some of them were severely punished by Colonel Draper for it. The sailors, however, I believe to be guiltless.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Edward Hooker,

Actg. Vol. Lieut, U. S. Navy, Comg. First Div. Potomac Flotilla.

Commander F. A. Parker,

U. S. Flag-Steamer Don, Commanding Potomac Flotilla.

FURTHER READING

Letter from Thomas H. Eastman to Edward Hooker (August 5, 1864) “Report of Col. Alonzo G. Draper, Thirty-sixth U. S. Colored Troops” (June 22, 1864) Letter from Richard S. Ewell to Robert E. Lee (July 11, 1864) Letter from Robert E. Lee to James A. Seddon (June 26, 1864) “From the South: Horrible Crime of Negro Soldiers,” New York Evening Express (August 9, 1864) Letter from Robert E. Lee to Richard S. Ewell (July 13, 1864) Letter from Jonathan S. Braxton to T. O. Chestney (July 5, 1864)

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APA Citation:
Hooker, Edward. “Report of Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Hooker” (September 1, 1864). (2020, December 07). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/report-of-acting-volunteer-lieutenant-hooker-september-1-1864.
MLA Citation:
Hooker, Edward. "“Report of Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Hooker” (September 1, 1864)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (07 Dec. 2020). Web. 25 Feb. 2021
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