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SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 7.40 p. m.

Major-General WHITING,

Fort Fisher:

General Colquitt is just starting down to take immediate command of Fort Fisher. General Bragg desires to see you here, as, being wounded, you must be exhausted. Graham will be telegraphed to take rest of brigade over to you immediate.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FISHER, January 15, 1865.

Colonel ANDERSON:

We still hold the fort, but are sorely pressed. Can't you assist us from the outside?

HILL,

Major.

SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 8 p. m.

Major HUGHES,

Quartermaster, Gander Hall:

Send the Dawson (steamer) as soon as she comes to Fort Fisher. Let her take to Graham's brigade, now there, 20,000 rounds caliber .58.

By order of General Bragg:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BATTERY LAMB, January 15, 1865.

General BRAGG:

Fort Fisher evacuated; troops rushed in confusion to Battery Buchanan. I landed at Buchanan just as the enemy was going in, and barely escaped. I will report to you to-night. There is no mistake in this information. Lieutenant Bright is here with thirty men, and wishes instruction.

A. H. COLQUITT,

Brigadier-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 8 a. m.

Colonel LAMB,

Fort Fisher:

General Bragg desires you to use your long-range guns as far as practicable, to interfere with enemy landing supplies, &c., and annoy him on each. Destroy steamer they capture, if possible, with your guns.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.