War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1252 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 220.

Richmond, September 16, 1864.

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XIII. Colonel R. C. Trigg, of Fifty-fourth Regiment Virginia Volunteers, will, whilst on furlough, collect the deserters and absentees without leave from his command and employ them for the dispersion and arrest of deserters and disaffected persons said to be banded in his vicinity, and after such service to return his men to their command.

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XVI. Captain James Boyd, of Company A, Twenty-fifth Regiment Virginia Volunteers, will proceed to Northwestern Virginia, within the enemy's lines, and recruit men to fill up his company, and also bring out any deserters and absentees to their proper commands, and recruit for any other companies in the field.

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XXI. Colonel Robert Tansill, Provisional Army, C. S., is assigned to duty as inspector-general in the District of Wilmington, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, and will report to Major General W. H. C. Whiting, commanding, &c., Wilmington, N. C.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNumbers WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

September 16, 1864.

Governor Z. B. VANCE,

Raleigh, N. C.:

Twenty-six hundred muskets have been sent to you, and orders have been issued for 400 to be sent from Salisbury.

R. E. LEE,

General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

September 16, 1864.

J. L. MORROW,

Asst. Supt. Richmond and Danville Railroad, Richmond, Va.:

Movement of enemy yesterday was but a reconnaissance. Our entire picket-line was re-established. At present no indications of any move toward your road.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., September 16, 1864.

Colonel GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I would respectfully suggest that for the future it may be best to place either Hoke's division or mine in reserve and permit our whole line to be occupied by one division as at present. This arrangement will enable us at all times to bring a heavy force to bear on any