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WILMINGTON, January 13, 1865.

Major-General HOKE,

Sugar Loaf:

Ellis' and Paris' batteries and Second South Carolina Cavalry, except one company to picket Masonborough, are ordered to you.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, January 13, 1865-1.30 p. m.

Major-General HOKE:

Sugar Loaf:

General Bragg leaves here for Sugar Loaf by land at 2 o'clock.

ARCHERA ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ROCK SPRING, January 13, 1865-10 p. m.

Major-General HOKE:

Please let us know whether you have heard anything from Fort Fisher or the movements of the enemy.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MASSONBOROUGH, January 13, 1865.

Major HILL:

The fleet seems to be moving southward toward Fort Fisher.

T. J. LIPSCOMB,

Colonel, Commanding.

MASONBOROUGH, January 13, 1865.

Major HILL:

The fleet seems to be moving southward toward Fort Fisher.

T. J. LIPSCOMB,

Colonel, Commanding.

MASONBOROUGH, January [13], 1865.

Major HILL:

There are forty-nine vessels, in sight, going toward Fisher. Firing commenced.

T. J. LIPSCOMB,

Colonel, Commanding.

WILMINGTON, January 13, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Masonborough:

General Bragg, directs that Paris' battery and Second South Carolina Cavalry, except one company to picket at Masonborough, move immediately to Sugar Loaf and report to General Hoke. See this order delivered and answer.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.