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SMITHVILLE, January 15, 1865 - 8.40 p. m.

Colonel ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Sugar Loaf:

Colonel Graham landed a portion of his command this evening at Fort Fisher, owing to severe shelling he proceeded here with the balance. He left here to-night for Fort Anderson prior to receipt of your dispatch, on steamer Harlee. The Pelteway will take one company to Fort Anderson.

L[OUIS] H[EBERT].

SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 10.15 p. m.

(Received 10.45 p. m.)

Brigadier-General HEBERT,

Smithville:

Let Pelteway go as soon as possible to Fort Anderson, so Graham can go to Fisher.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 11.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General HEBERT,

Smithville:

Send Pelteway immediately to Fort Anderson for Graham's troops.

By order of General Bragg:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 11.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General HEBERT,

Smithville:

General Bragg directs you send the most reliable man you have in boat to communicate with Fisher, and ascertain facts. Let him say to commander of Fort Fisher General Bragg orders him not to surrender, and that re-enforcements are being sent. The naval garrison must go back to their guns. Answer.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SMITHVILLE, N. C., January 15, 1865 - 12 midnight.

General BRAGG,

Sugar Loaf:

Last information is that Fort Fisher has surrendered. I await orders.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.