NA, RRB 3/18A/1863

Adjutant and Inspector General's Office
Richmond, March 18, 1863
General Orders, No. 30
   I. Any employee of a Government establishment, who shall leave such employment, shall not be received at any other Government establishment, or by any contractor under the Government, unless he exhibits a proper discharge from the employment which he leave.
   II. Any contractor under the Government, who shall employ any workman leaving, without proper discharge, a Government establishment, or the employment of another contractor under the Government, shall be notified at once that the detailed men and conscripts in his employment be returned to their proper officers, upon report of the facts to the Chief of Ordnance.
   III. The orders heretofore given are repeated, that conscripts or detailed men leaving their employment without written permission shall be reported to the nearest enrolling officer, to be tried and punished as deserters.
By order
S. Cooper
Adjutant and Inspector General