War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1044 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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with the exception of one company, to be left at Masonborough, move at once to Sugar Loaf to report to Major-General Hoke; and that the local force of Wilmington be called out for garrison duty.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, January 12, 1865.

Major General R. F. HOKE,

Commanding Division, Wilmington:

GENERAL: The commanding general has received your note of yesterday proposing to send a brigade to fortify the position above Fort Fisher. I have his orders to say that the suggestion is approved, and that you will proceed to have the works constructed on the plan discussed by him and yourself.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, January 12, 1865-12 midnight.

Major General R. F. HOKE,

Commanding Division, Wilmington:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires you will put one brigade of your command in motion immediately for this place, to move by water to Sugar Loaf; the rest of the division will march without a moment's delay to the latter point.

The enemy's fleet has appeared again off Fort Fisher.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, January 12 [13?], 1865-1 a. m.

Major General R. F. HOKE,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The Second South Carolina Cavalry, with the exception of one company left at Masonborough, has been ordered to report to you at Sugar Loaf. The commanding general expects you to make every effort to prevent a landing of the enemy; but if that has been effected before your arrival he desires you to take up the position which you and he had agreed upon during the recent operations. When the movements of the enemy have been the commanding general will join in person.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, &c.,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.