War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1064 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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FISHER, January 15, 1865.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

Too late to do anything about obstructions. I will try to confer to-day, but the chances are against it. Enemy still keeping heavy fire. They will try their passing this morning, unless you whip them off the land.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 12.30 p. m.

Major-General WHITING,

Fort Fisher:

In your dispatches you do not mention damage to the work or armament. Has there been any?

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 1 p. m.

Major-General WHITING,

Fort Fisher:

General Colquitt, assigned to the immediate command of Fort Fisher, will be down to-night. General Bragg directs you report in person at these headquarters this evening for conference and instruction.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT FISHER, January 15, 1865.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

Is Fisher to be besieged, or you to attack? Should like to know. The fire on the fort from iron-clads heavy, but casualties so far during the fight 3 killed and 32 wounded.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 2.30 p. m.

Major-General WHITING,

First Fisher:

Dispatch of 2.10 received. Hoke is moving on enemy, but I am confident you will repel him with your infantry.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

FORT FISHER, January 15, 1865 - 6.3 p. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

The enemy are assaulting us by land and sea. Their infantry out-number us. Can't you help us? I am slightly wounded.

WHITING,

General.