BATTERY LAMB, January 15, 1865 - 10.30 p. m.
(Received 12 midnight.)
All at once firing has ceased; also signals; and the whole fleet are now throwing rockets up - all colors. It is fully believed that the fort has surrendered. I will telegraphed you again in a few moments.
J. J. BRIGHT.
BATTERY LAMB, January 15, 1865 - 11.15 p. m.
Men are constantly arriving from Battery Buchanan; they report the fort surrendered. Chapman has not yet arrived; will telegraph you when he arrives.
J. J. BRIGHT.
BATTERY LAMB, January 15, 1865 - 11.20 p. m.
Have just seen Major Saunders and Captain Chapman. Both on their way to Wilmington. They both say the fort has surrendered. General Whiting and Colonel Lamb prisoners.
BATTERY LAMB, January 15, 1865 - 11.40 p. m.
What am I to do? All men are leaving who came from Battery Buchanan by land for Wilmington; so none left with me except my guard.
J. J. BRIGHT,
ROCK SPRING, January 15, 1865 - 5 a. m.
General Bragg has read your note addressed to General Hoke. He desires you to get rest of your men on board and go down to Fort Fisher as soon s possible and land, of you can do it without attracting the enemy's fire. If the fire should be too great you will have to wait till night.
SMITHVILLE, January 15, 1865.
Assistant Adjutant-General, Sugar Loaf:
As instructed by you, about 400 of my men landed at Fisher; the rest were prevented by the fire of the enemy. I will go there to-night, unless otherwise instructed.
R. F. GRAHAM,