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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, January 18, 1865.

J. M. SEIKAS, Esq.,

Wilmington:

SIR: General Bragg requests that you will make known to the holders of cotton in this place that, after the expiration of a reasonable time for its removal, he will cause such as may be retained here to be seized and destroyed, under the power vested in him by act of congress.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 18, 1865.

Colonel ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

NO change in enemy's position this morning. Please order twelve horses, with harness, from Adams' battery to supply deficiency in Ellis'. The horses are in Wilmington in charge of Lieutenant Forbes.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

WILMINGTON, January 18, 1865.

Lieutenant FORBES,

Adams' Battery, Fort Lee:

The commanding general directs you send to Major-General Hoke, at Sugar Loaf, without delay, twelve artillery horses, with harness, to supply a deficiency in Ellis' battery.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 18, 1865.

Colonel ANDERSON:

The enemy seem to fear getting on torpedoes. I wish very much we could get some in the river. The explosion of one would keep the others out.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

WILMINGTON, January 18, 1865.

Major-General HOKE,

Sugar Loaf:

Lieutenant Pembroke Jones, Navy, goes down to-night to Anderson on steamer Equator to place torpedoes. Caution pickets not to annoy him.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Brigadier-General Hebert, Fort Anderson.)