JANUARY 15, 1865.
Refer to General Bragg, calling his attention to the indorsement of the President.
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.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Wilmington, N. C., January 1, 1865.
Chief Constructor JOHN L. PORTER, C. S. NAVY,
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,
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
Barton's 1,320 1,627 4,266 22
Gary's 1,359 1,804 3,620 328
Artillery 919 1,133 1,289 4
First 650 1,548 2,462 .........
Local 5,801 863 2,849 .........
W. C. Lee)
Total 7,682 16,108 886
+As shown by inspection reports.