CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. 3rd Brigadier, 2nd DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,
November 23, 1864.
The colonel commanding brigade is authorized by the major-general commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina to say that the man who captures or shoots any man beyond the vedette line attempting to desert to the enemy will be given a furlough of twenty days and money enough sufficient to defray his expenses to his home.
By order of Colonel L. Bell, commanding brigade:
H. S. SANFORD,
Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, November 23, 1864.
The commanding general directs that on to-morrow, being Thanksgiving day, the troops be relieved from all duty not essential to the safety of the command.
ED. W. SMITH,
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, November 23, 1864.
Colonel Martindale, commanding my Provisional Brigade, reports that what appears to be rebel signal lights can beseem a little north of east from his headquarters near the junction of the Deep Bottom and Kingsland roads.
HDQRS. PROV. DIV., ARMY OF THE JAMES,
In the Field, Va., November 23, 1864. * * * * * * *
IV. The Two hundred and seventh and Two hundred and ninth Regiments Pennsylvania Volunteers having been relieved from duty with this command, by virtue of paragraph I. Special Orders, Numbers 365, headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, all officers