War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 1338 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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WILMINGTON, December 28, 1864.

(Received 9 a. m.)

Colonel ANDERSON:

Please answer my telegram about Night Hawk and Badger, and let me know if my arrangement for moving troops from Fisher to Caswell worked well, and if the Cape Fear has received her orders to relieve the Agnes Fry.

JNumbers W. CAMERON,

Major and Quartermaster.

SUGAR LOAF, December 28, 1864 - 10.30 a. m.

Major CAMERON, Chief Quartermaster, Wilmington:

I telegraphed you last night your action as to Night Hawk and Badger approved. Sampson and McLaurin have come down. All right now. Cape Fear cannot get to Fry.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, December 28, 1864 - 10.30 a. m.

Major CAMERON, Chief Quartermaster, Wilmington:

Send steamers to Gander Hall to take Connally's reserves, 1,000, to Wilmington.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MASONBOROUGH, December 28, 1864.

Major VAN DER HORST, Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report all quiet here. Too foggy yet to see any of the fleet.

C. A. ROACH,

Lieutenant, Commanding Pickets at Masonborough.

MASONBOROUGH, December 28, 1864.

Captain J. W. HINSDALE, Assistant Adjutant-General:

All quiet. Twenty-one vessels between here and eight miles south; one off here.

GEO. J. JACKSON,

Colonel, Commanding.

MASONBOROUGH, December 28, 1864.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES:

The fleet have decreased in front of Battery Gatlin, but sixteen vessels now remaining; none gone north this morning, unless they passed during the fog.

J. G. BURR,

Colonel, Commanding.

MASONBOROUGH, December 28, 1864.

Captain HINSDALE, Assistant Adjutant-General:

The fog has cleared off; only one steamer in sight, apparently steaming south.

J. G. BURR,

Colonel, Commanding.