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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, N. C., January 13, 1865.

Captain ISAAC B. GRAINGER,

Transportation Assistant Quartermaster:

CAPTAIN: The commanding general directs that you prepare steamboat transportation as soon as possible to take the Senior Reserves, about 650 in number, to Gander Hall. Report to Colonel Jackson and here when the boat will be ready.

I am, very respectfully, &c.,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, January 13, 1865.

MANAGER OF TELEGRAPH OFFICE,

Wilmington:

SIR: I am instructed by General Bragg to say that too much becomes known in the streets of the contents of official dispatches sent ot and from your office. Care must be taken in future to keep such telegrams absolutely secret, and no military intelligence will be sent without approval from these headquarters.

I am, sir, very respectfully, &c.,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, January 13, 1865-9 a. m.

Colonel WILLIAM LAMB,

Fort Fisher:

General Bragg directs you report direct to these headquarters till General Whiting's arrival.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, January 13, 1865.

Colonel LAMB:

The fleet if off Masonborough; be on your guard. Notify Jones, if he is near you. I will be with you, either inside or out. Keep the same orders about firing to-morrow, and a good lookout to-night.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

BATTERY BUCHANAN, January 13, 1865.

Major HILL:

Where is Hoke? The Yankees are landing a heavy force. I should have regiment of veterans before sundown. I have plenty of shelter, and the firing is slow. They can come in. I have fewer men than on the 24th. When will Reilly arrive? Answer.

LAMB,

Colonel.