War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 1318 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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WILMINGTON, December 26, 1864.

General BRAGG:

Four hundred troops to arrive at 9 o'clock this evening and 1,300 at 1 o'clock to-night. Shall they be forwarded to Sugar Loaf as usual? Please answer at once.

T. H. HOLMES,

Lieutenant-General.

WILMINGTON, N. C., December 26, 1864.

Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON, Sugar Loaf:

Can I authorize any blockade-runner to go out? Answer.

T. H. HOLMES,

Lieutenant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, December 26, 1864 - 8 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES, Wilmington, N. C.:

Blockade-runners can go out.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, December 26, 1864 - 10 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES, Wilmington, N. C.:

Send the troops by steamer to Sugar Loaf as fast as they arrive, and with all possible dispatch

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA,

No. 16.

Wilmington, December 26, 1864.

Major J. W. Cameron is announced as chief quartermaster of this department.

By order of General Bragg:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, December 26, 1864 - 6 p. m.

General HOLMES:

Send all my troops to Sugar Loaf immediately on their arrival at Wilmington.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

SUGAR LOAF, December 26, 1864 - 12.45 p. m.

Colonel LIPSCOMB,

Second South Carolina Cavalry:

Send in to General Whiting and ask him to communicate situation to us immediately.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.