War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1052 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, January 13, 1865.

Colonel J. G. BURR,

Commanding Seventh Regiment Home-Guards, Wilmington:

COLONEL: General Bragg directs that you assemble your regiment of home-guards immediately, in order to repel an invasion of your county.

I have the honor to be, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, January 13, 1865 - 8.30 a. m.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES,

Raleigh:

The fleet has reappeared. Urge the governor to send General Leventhorpe back to Kinston. I have no one to replace him, and a heavy raid from New Berne is threatened as a diversion. We must expect a desperate effort, and should bring all our means to bear.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

WILMINGTON, January 13, 1865 - 8.45 a. m.

Brigadier General L. S. BAKER,

Goldsborough:

Enemy's fleet, fifty vessels, off New Inlet. General Bragg directs you to have your troops as near railroad as you an in safety to your district.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, January 13, 1865.

Brigadier General L. S. BAKER,

Goldsborough:

Enemy was effected landing on sand spit east Masonsborough Sound. General Bragg desires you to send forward any troops you can spare consistently with safety to your district. Keep him advised.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

January 14, 1865.

Major DUNCAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have nothing of interest to report this morning. One man deserted from Gracie's brigade last night.

The following casualties are reported: Gracie's brigade, two wounded.

Respectfully, &c.,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.