War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1060 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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and will join you. We must keep the enemy in close to his lines, so as to observe his movements at all times, and by all means avoid another surprise to us. You should also erect an observatory immediately, from which he can be seen. The naval movement has been requested.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 14, 1865 - 12.30 p. m.

Colonel JACKSON,

Wilmington:

General Bragg thinks condition of affairs requires all except railroad men to turn out. Show this to Constructor Porter.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 14, 1865 - 11.30 a. m.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES,

Raleigh:

Dispatch received. We need all the effective force you can bring.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

SUGAR LOAF, January 14, 1865 - 10 a. m.

Brigadier-General BAKER,

Goldsborough:

General Bragg directs you send immediately to Wilmington any force you can spare.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Brigadier General L. S. BAKER,

Goldsborough:

We can dispense with your troops. If enemy advances on you General Bragg directs me to say you are authorized to stop temporarily any troops passing to drive them back.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Lieutenant Colonel F. L. CHILDS,

Fayetteville:

General Bragg directs you send immediately to Wilmington all your garrison, performing necessary guard duty with your operatives. Acknowledge receipt.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.