HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,
January 15, 1865.
Major R. P. DUNCAN,
MAJOR: I have the honor to report all quiet in front of this division during past twenty-four hours.
The following casualties are respectfully reported, viz: Gracie's brigade, one wounded (mortally).
B. R. JOHNSON,
RICHMOND, VA., January 15, 1865.
General BRAXTON BRAGG,
Wilmington, N. C.:
We are trustfully looking to your operations; may Divine favor crown your efforts. If the sea should be rough I hope you will be able to capture the detachment which has landed. Can the enemy get fuel and water in their present position?
SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 8 p. m.
His Excellency Governor VANCE,
After a furious bombardment from the fleet all day the enemy's infantry assaulted Fort Fisher at 4 p. m. General Whiting reports at 6.30 p. m. that the attack was repulsed. We are re-enforcing the fort.
WILMINGTON, January 15, 1865.
Colonel JOHN B. SALE,
Official information from General W. H. C. Whiting, at Fort Fisher, of 8 o'clock this p. m., reports enemy's attack on Fort Fisher unsuccessful. Fresh troops are being sent to him.
Major and Aide-de-Camp.
Sugar Loaf, January 15, 1865 - 2.30 p. m.
General R. E. LEE,
It is believed by the commander of your troops that the effort will fail if made, and at a heavy sacrifice. The enemy's force is represented and believed to be 12,00. If defended, as I believe it will be, by your veterans and the former garrison it cannot be taken. It is not invested and cannot be unless the fleet passes. The channel of river is a mile and three-quarters from enemy's nearest position, and will be perfectly