SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 7.40 p. m.
(Received 8.15 p. m.)
(Care General Hebert, Smithville.)
General Bragg directs you pass with your troops over to Fort Fisher the moment it is practicable. The report of enemy having carried the works is unfounded.
SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 8.45 p. m.
(Care of General Hebert, Smithville.)
The order to remove any of the troops from Fort Fisher is countermanded. If practicable let steamer carry off wounded. Report when you start over.
SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 9.30 p. m.
(To arrive at Fort Anderson.)
Carry your command immediately to Fort Fisher. Reports of enemy's carrying any portion of that place unfounded. Diligence in executing this order may be vital. Let steamer bring back wounded if practicable. Acknowledge. Order to bring out any portion of garrison from Fisher is countermanded.
By order of General Bragg:
FORT ANDERSON, January 15, 1865 - 9.45 p. m.
(Received 10.45 p. m.)
Send me the Pelteway and Sampson. Fort Fisher is not taken. I go there.
R. F. GRAHAm,
SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 11 p. m.
General Bragg says it is of first importance your troops should go into Fort Fisher to-night, and you must go on if you have to land in small boats.