War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1255 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 46. Richmond, February 24, 1865.

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XXI. Leave of indulgence will be granted paroled prisoners until their exchange, provided they will report within thirty days in person at Richmond, Va., unless previously notified of their exchange.

XXII. When the exchange of such soldiers has been soldiers has been declared, those who belong to commands serving north of the southern boundary line of North Carolina and East Tennessee will immediately report to them; all other will be temporarily assigned to commands from their own States serving in North Carolina and East Tennessee and Virginia, or they may volunteer in any such command for temporary service, to terminate their proper commands.

XXIII. As the communications south and west of the southern boundary line of North Carolina are cut, off leaves cannot at this time be granted soldiers who desire to go beyond that cannot at this time be granted soldiers who desire to go beyond that line; but when the lines of travel are re-established they will not be concluded by this order.

XXIV. The Quartermaster's Department will furnish paroled prisoners the transportation indicated by these orders, and will pay them as soon as it is possible to furnish it, and also issue them clothing.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 24, 1865.

Major-General PICKETT,

Commanding Division:

General Corse will report to you to-night with his brigade. He will take his place on your line.

O. LATROBE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 24, 1865.

Brigadier General G. H. STEUART,

Commanding Pickett's Division:

Corse will not reach your line much before morning.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

February 24, 1865.

Major General J. B. KERSHAW,

Commanding Division:

General Bratton's brigade has been ordered to relieve General Corse's brigade. On being relieved General Corse will report with his command at once to Major-General Pickett.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.