War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1082 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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SUGAR LOAF, January 16, 1865 - 9.15 a. m.

Major HUGHES, or OFFICER IN CHARGE OF GANDER HALL LANDING:

All steamers coming from Wilmington to your wharf are to unload and go back.

By order of General Bragg:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GANDER HALL, January 16, 1865 - 1 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES,

Wilmington:

From present indications immediate emergency requiring your services seems to have passed, but General Bragg desires to confer wit you. If you cannot come he will see you in town to-morrow evening, if nothing prevents.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GANDER HALL, January 16, 1865 - 3 p. m.

Colonel JACKSON,

Wilmington:

Establish immediately a telegraph office at Fort Lee, opposite the obstruction. Answer.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GANDER HALL, January 16, 1865 - 3 p. m.

Colonel JACKSON,

Wilmington:

Dispatch received. What obstructions do you propose, and where? General Bragg does not wish the river obstructed till it becomes necessary, when you will receive orders.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GANDER HALL, January 16, 1865 - 3.15 p. m.

Colonel JACKSON,

Wilmington:

General Bragg directs men and officers of Adams' battery who escaped from fort Fisher be placed at Fort Lee to man guns.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GANDER HALL, January 16, 1865 - 5 p. m.

Colonel JACKSON,

Wilmington:

Let Fayetteville troops encamp near Wilmington. Say to Colonel Gordon he need not come here. General Bragg will see him in town.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.