From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/9/1864, p.1, c. 6

Going to the Yankees. – M. Hoppe, member of company H, Nineteenth Virginia militia, has been arrested and committed to Castle Thunder, on the charge of attempting to desert to the enemy. Hoppe has been a sojourner here for a number of years and until the recent discovery of his treacherous designs, was regarded by his acquaintances as a man warmly attached to our Southern institutions.

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