War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0692 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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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.

Major-General WEITZEL:

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,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, November 23, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

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.

G. WEITZEL,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. PROV. DIV., ARMY OF THE JAMES,

Numbers 29.

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