War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0637 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., November 17, 1864.

The commanding general directs that hereafter it is positively forbidden for any person to exchange papers with the enemy, except Lieutenant Connelly, staff of Brevet Brigadier-General Jourdan, who is alone authorized to exchange papers with the enemy and to whom all applications for rebel papers will be made. All existing orders from these headquarters authorizing an exchange of papers are hereby revoked. Occasion is here taken to notify officers commanding pickets to be vigilant in seeing that no person goes beyond the picket line except the above-named officer.

By command of Bvt. Major General G. Weitzel:

D. D. WHEELER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

November 17, 1864.

General GRAHAM:

What has taken place on your front? Have the rebels attacked you?

A. H. TERRY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

November 17, 1864.

General GRAHAM:

The general commanding desires to know the cause of the firing in your front.

I. R. SEALY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. PROVISIONAL DIVISION, ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, Va., November 17, 1864.

Brevet Major-General TERRY,

Commanding Army of the James:

GENERAL: The picket-line of the enemy advanced and have driven in our picket-line at some points. I have ordered the line re-established, which is being done at once. The firing has entirely ceased at present. I fear some of our men have been captured.

CHARLES K. GRAHAM,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

November 17, 1864.

Brigadier-General GRAHAM:

If you should be seriously attacked, do you think you have sufficient force to hold your position?

ALF. H. TERRY,

Brevet Major-General.