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SUGAR LOAF, December 27, 1864 - 9 a. m.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES,

Wilmington, N. C.:

Ten companies Thirty-sixth and Fortieth Regiments, expected from Charleston, should be sent by water direct to their posts in the night.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, December 27, 1864 - 9 a. m.

General HOLMES:

Send no troops here for the present except Hoke's.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

SUGAR LOAF, December 27, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.

General HOLMES:

The command at Masonborough Sound as an outpost of Wilmington is transferred from General Hoke to you; small detachment cavalry is there. General Bragg wishes you to send there also some home guards to watch enemy and prevent landing.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, December 27, 1864.

Colonel ANDERSON:

I have but 450 home guards, who won't fight. They can do nothing for Swansborough.

T. H. HOLMES,

Lieutenant-General.

WILMINGTON, December 27, 1864.

General BRAGG:

The following just received from Masonborough: "Seventeen vessels off; seven moving north."

T. H. HOLMES,

Lieutenant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, December 27, 1864 - 1.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES,

Wilmington, N. C.:

General Bragg thinks for the present removal of stores, public and private, should be suspended.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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