Report to Gen. Shepley on Rebel activities, Norfolk, Va., 1864Item 76600 info
Maine Historical Society
When Louisiana elected a civilian government loyal to the Union, Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley was assigned to the Department of Eastern Virginia, again serving under Gen. Benjamin Butler.
Many of the same issues followed him.
In July 1864, H. Lockman wrote to Shepley, now commander of the Union department of Norfolk and Portsmouth, about activities of Rebel sympathizers, who, he said, trusted him and thus allowed him to get information.
He reported what the Rebel sympathizers said about Gen. Ulysses Grant and his Army of the Potomac and what Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee planned to do.