From the Richmond Whig, 4/20/1865, p. 3, c. 1
TO OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.
HEADQ’RS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,
Richmond, April 14, 1865.
All officers and soldiers of the Army of Northern Virginia, who were not present at the surrender of that army by Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, on the 9th of April, 1865, are hereby informed that the terms of capitulation are extended to them, and that they can at once avail themselves of the same by coming within the lines of the United States forces, at or near Richmond, laying down their arms and receiving their paroles.
By command of Maj. Gen. ORD.
Lieutenant Colonel U. S. A.