From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/18/1864, p.1, c. 6
Desertion and Forgery. – H. C. Smith, member of company G, Twenty-fifth Virginia battalion; John Farrell, of company B, Eighteenth Georgia battalion, and James Carley, of company A, Eighteenth Georgia battalion, were lodged in Castle Thunder yesterday of the charge of desertion and forgery. Upon the person of Smith, when he was arrested, was found a variety of furloughs, details, exemption papers, &c., all of which were in the same handwriting, and evidently forgeries committed by himself. The order from the captain of his company requesting his arrest certifies that he is a deserter and has been absent from duty for several months. In the other two cases the specifications were not explicit as to the direct charges against them.