War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1002 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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[Third indorsement.]

JANUARY 15, 1865.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL:

Refer to General Bragg, calling his attention to the indorsement of the President.

J. A.[SEDDON],

Secretary.

[Fourth indorsement.]

JANUARY 20, 1865.

No further disposition required, Fort Fisher having fallen.

H. L. C[LAY].

WILMINGTON, N. C., January 1, 1865.

Honorable S. R. MALLORY,

Secretary of the Navy, Richmond:

Every assistance in my power will be rendered. The vessel will be of vast importance. Her want was most seriously felt in our late engagement.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, N. C., January 1, 1865.

Chief Constructor JOHN L. PORTER, C. S. NAVY,

Wilmington:

SIR: General Bragg directs me to hand you the inclosed copy of an order* just issued, and to inquire if you require any other aid in the construction of the gun-boat which he can give.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Strength of the Department of Richmond, Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell, C. S. Army, commanding, January 1, 1865.

Troops Aggregate Aggregate Aggregate Absent at

present for present present and prisoners

duty absent of war.

B. R. 551 707 1,622 532

Johnson's

brigade

(Colonel J.

M. Hughs)

Barton's 1,320 1,627 4,266 22

brigade

(Colonel M.

Lewis Clark)

Gary's 1,359 1,804 3,620 328

cavalry

brigade

(Major E.

M. Boykin)

Artillery 919 1,133 1,289 4

Defenses

(Lieutenant

Colonel J.

C.

Pemberton)

First 650 1,548 2,462 .........

Brigade,

Virginia

Reserve

Forces

(Brigadier

General P.

T. Moore)

Local 5,801 863 2,849 .........

Defense

Troops

(Brigadier

General G.

W. C. Lee)

Total 7,682 16,108 886

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*Not found.

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+As shown by inspection reports.