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FORT ANDERSON, January 18, 1865.

(Received 11.05 a. m.)

Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON:

Colonel Simonton has not arrived. Expect him during the day. Will start him up immediately on his arrival.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

FORT ANDERSON, January 18, 1865.

Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Did the wagons you were to send down two two nights ago start? I have not been able to find them.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

Major CAMERON:

Please answer this; also, with reference to Hoke's wagons.

A[RCHER] A[NDERSON],

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, January 18, 1865.

Brigadier-General HEBERT,

Fort Anderson:

General Bragg directs you secure all able-bodied male negroes, stock, provisions, &c., possible in the country south of your lines before enemy comes in. Invite platers to remove, and if they do not cause the property to be brought off and turned into quartermaster and commissary departments. Let there be no lawlessness or plundering.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, January 18, 1865.

Brigadier-General HEBERT,

Fort Anderson:

General Bragg desires when Major Reid's commissary arrives you will let him control collection of supplies ordered to-day and such cavalry as you may detailed for the purpose.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT ANDERSON, January 18, 1865 - 5.40 p. m.

Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON:

The enemy seem to have landed at battery Lamb and burnt quarters. Have sent a detachment to meet them. One vessels off Battery Lamb and only one more apparently inside the Rip By New Inlet. The tele-