War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1080 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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NEAR GANDER HALL, January 16, 1865 - 9.30 a. m.

Major ROBERT STRANGE, Wilmington:

All perfectly quiet this morning.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 16, 1865 - 9.30 a. m.

Major REID, Wilmington:

We shall require supplies for daily issue to 7,000 men here and 2,500 at Fort Anderson. Valuable stores not needed for current consumption should be removed from town. No hurry and no immediate danger.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Major Cameron.)

SUGAR LOAF, January 16, 1865.

General HEBERT:

Lieutenant Bright's (Fort Lamb) order to send small boat to Fisher is countermanded, as place seems to have surrendered.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 16, 1865 - 12.30 a. m.

Major-General HEBERT, Smithville:

Your dispatch, announcing fall of Fisher, received. General Bragg directs you evacuate Fort Holmes as rapidly as possible. Send any steamers now below Fisher to Anderson before daylight.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 16, 1865 - 1 a. m.

Brigadier-General HEBERT, Smithville:

General Bragg directs you make all preparations to fall back on Fort Anderson.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BATTERY LAMB, January 16, 1865 - 1.30 a. m. (Received 2.20 a. m.)

General HEBERT:

Following received from Colonel Anderson, assistant adjutant-general to General Bragg:

Soike your guns, destroy carriages, and retire with your command to Fort Anderson. Remove telegraph office, but leave wire and current complete. Communicate this to General Hebert.

I obey these orders immediately.

J. J. BRIGHT,

Lieutenant, Commanding.