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Sentinels who rest their muskets upon the ground, do not walk

their posts, and talk with any one that will listen to them, may be

seen in every direction; and in a tour of inspection to the front,

where an attack might have been expected at any moment, pickets had

not only left their horses, but without exception were lying upon

their backs fully absorbed in the perusal of light literature.

Soldiers will not do their duty unless their officers require it

to be done; and the inefficiency originating with the latter, he will

be held responsible for it. The heavy labor of the trenches is nearly over, and let us one and all unite, and gain for the command a reputation for cleanliness, order, and discipline that all will

refer to with pride and satisfaction.

By command of Brigadier-General Naglee:

GEORGE H. JOHNSTON

Assistant Adjutant-General.

J.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. U. S. FORCES IN NORTH CAROLINA,

No. 12. New Berne, N. C., August 26, 1863.

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III. The army gunboat General Jesup will proceed at once to

Fort Monroe, and report to Colonel Thomas, assistant quartermaster.

By command of Major-General Peck:

BENJ. B. FOSTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(To the commanding officer of the General Jesup, through Captain

Webster, chief quartermaster.)

K.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF VA. AND N. C.,

No. 24. Fort Monroe, Va., August 13, 1863.

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Captain J. C. Lee, Company I, Ninety-ninth New York Volunteers,

is hereby released from arrest, and will report for duty with his

regiment.

All the enlisted men composing the crew of the steamer Smith

Briggs are hereby relieved from detached service, and will proceed

to join their respective companies without unnecessary delay. Quar-

termaster's department will furnish necessary transportation.

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By command of Major-General Foster:

SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SUSQUEHANNA,

Chambersburg, Pa., January 31, 1864.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Asst. Adjt. General, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.,

COLONEL: I have the honor to report the following in reference to your letter of the 27th instant, directing me to furnish, for the

infor