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(caption title) Circular No. 25
Confederate States of America. Bureau of Conscription.
Call number 818 Conf.  (Rare Book Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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BUREAU OF CONSCRIPTION,
RICHMOND, VA., June 30, 1864.
COMMANDANTS OF CONSCRIPTS WILL forthwith communicate to Enrolling Officers these instructions made by order of the Secretary of War:
1st. In the class of Reserves, Enrolling Officers will under no circumstances receive applications for, or grant details, until after the organization of the companies, and the transmission of the Rolls to the Generals Commanding the Reserves and then only under instructions from said Generals Commanding.
By a decision of the Secretary of War the jurisdiction of the conscript authorities over the classes of Reserves, extends simply and exclusively to granting exemptions prescribed by the act of Congress entitled an act to organize forces to serve during the war.
These exemptions are provided for in the 10th section of said act, but there shall be excluded from these exemptions thus authorized to be granted in the reserve classes, all contained in the last clause of the 4th Paragraph of said section from the words "In addition to the foregoing exemptions" to the conclusion of said 4th Paragraph. Except as herein specified in all matters pertaining to the Reserve classes. Enrolling Officers by order of the Secretary of War are to obey the orders of General Commanding Reserves, but no Enrolling Officers under any plea will be held to be excused from the full performance of his regular duties prescribed by and under the orders of this Bureau, and no assertion that duties under orders of the Generals Commanding Reserves have prevented the due performance of other duties, will be accepted by this Bureau.
The Secretary of War has directed that all details heretofore granted inconsistent with these instructions will be promptly revoked and the men placed on the Company Rolls.
Paragraph XIX of Circular No. 8, B of C current series, is hereby revoked.
By Command of Brig. Gen, JNO. S. PRESTON.
C. B. DUFFIELD,
A. A. G.