SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 12 midnight.
General Bragg directs you suspend your movements and remain at Fort Anderson.
(Copy to Colonel Rion.)
FORT ANDERSON, January 15, 1865 - 4 p. m.
The enemy firing on Fisher with small-arms.
A. W. EZZELL.
FORT FISHER, January 15, 1865.
(Received 11 p. m.)
General L. HEBERT:
The fort will be surrendered. We can get no help.
SUGAR LOAP, January 15, 1865 - 11 a. m.
Brigadier General L. S. BAKER,
Scout Dickinson reports 1,000 troops at Morehead, 6,000 at New Berne. Enemy started on raid on Western and Atlantic Railroad with 4,000, but returned. Raid in contemplation now.
SUGAR LOAF, January 15, 1865 - 5 a. m.
Keep Hahr's battalion for guard duty in town.
RICHMOND, VA., January 16, 1865.
General R. E. LEE,
General Bragg this morning informs me that enemy captured Fort Fisher last night at 10 o'clock. No particulars. I have asked him whether it can be retaken; if so the attempt must needs bow without a moment's delay.
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