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[By courier.]

SUGAR LOAF, January 13 [14?], 1865 - 6 p. m.

Major General W. H. C. WHITING,

Fort Fisher:

General Bragg directs me to say the re-enforcements being sent you from Hebert and Hoke will render you impregnable against assault. The enemy are between batteries Gatlin and Anderson, hugging the beach. As soon as they move down we will make a corresponding movement and, if opportunity occurs, attack. Please report by the bearer the effect of the enemy's fire of to-day.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[By telegraph.]

SUGAR LOAF, January 13 [14?], 1865 - 6 p. m.

Major-General WHITING,

Fort Fisher:

General Bragg directs me to say the re-enforcements being sent you from Hebert and Hoke will render your position impregnable against assault. Enemy is hugging his gun-boats. As soon as he moves out he will be attacked from outside.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 14, 1865 - 7 p. m.

Major-General WHITING,

Fort Fisher:

General Bragg directs that you place your obstructions upon the Rip and close the channel as effectually as possible. Acknowledge.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 14, 1865 - 7.30 p. m.

Major-General WHITING,

Fort Fisher:

Lieutenant Strong reports in Wilmington the capture of a steamer by enemy at Craig's. What steamer is it? Cannot you destroy her with your guns? Please inform General Bragg.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 14, 1865 - 8 p. m.

Major-General WHITING,

Fort Fisher:

General Bragg desires you will report at these headquarters early to-morrow morning for conference. Inform the general what your loss and damage have been yesterday and to-day.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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