SUGAR LOAF, December 26, 1864 - 12 m.
Make dispositions to meet enemy's probable crossing in barges between Battery Lamb and Fort Anderson.
SMITHVILLE, December 26, 1864 - 3 p. m.
Assistant Adjutant-General, Sugar Loaf:
I have just received written dispatch from Major-General Whiting, dated 12 m., which says all right so far and all in good spirits at Fort Fisher. Weather still foggy and no wind.
FORT FISHER, December 26, 1864.
The general has directed the Pelteway to proceed to Smithville, to report to you, to bring ammunition to Fisher. By mistake the Junior Reserves have been kept here. The general says that if to-night is favorable, he will send them to re-enforce Bald Head to-night.
JAMES H. HILL,
SUGAR LOAF, December 26, 1864 - 6.30 p. m.
Need not make dispositions against attempt to cross men above Fisher.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Wilmington, December 26, 1864.
Lieutenant General T. H. HOLMES,
Commanding, & c.:
GENERAL: General Bragg leaves early this morning for the lines below, and directs that you will take steps to prepare the battery at the obstructions below the city for service, and hold in readiness the obstructions which it is proposed to put down in case the enemy's fleet succeed in passing the forts.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
FRANCIS S. PARKER,
Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.