War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 1330 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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GANDER HALL, December 27, 1864 - 2 p. m.

General HOLMES:

Enemy evacuated Battery Anderson and re-embarked. General Bragg desires you to detain all troops arriving in Wilmington till further orders, holding them in hand and keeping steam-boats constantly ready. Look out well toward Masonborough; we are sending a squadron of cavalry there.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, December 27, 1864 - 2 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES:

I am just from Fort Fisher. The bombardment was terrific, but the defense was as gallant. The damage was slight, except to buildings not necessary for defense. The troops behaved well and are in fine spirits. The enemy are making no movements. All immediate danger is passed, and you may suspend the transfer of stores and property.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

SUGAR LOAF, December 27, 1864 - 8 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES,

Wilmington, N. C.:

The Cape Fear, which will be down to-night, will be used to relieve the Agnes Fry.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GANDER HALL, December 27, 1864 - 8.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES,

Wilmington, N. C.:

A portion of the fleet sailed toward Masonborough this evening. Keep a good lookout toward Masonborough.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, December 27, 1864 - 4 p. m.

Major CAMERON,

Chief Quartermaster, Wilmington, N. C.:

Steamer Cape Fear should be at Fort Fisher to-night. Send another steamer there to report to General Whiting. The steamer Sampson can come down. Why is telegraph line to Fort Fisher not repaired?

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.