HEADQUARTERS, Wilmington, January 19, 1865.
Major F. S. PARKER,
MAJOR: Colonel Burr's regiment home guards numbers 120 men, and will be under arms at 3 o'clock.
I am, very respectfully, yours,
T. B. VENABLE,
OFFICE OF CHIEF ENGINEER, THIRD MILITARY DISTRICT, DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, January 19, 1865.
Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON,
COLONEL: In obedience to orders from department headquarters of this date, I have the honor to report the armament of Fort Fisher at the time of last attack, on 7th nd 8th instant. Extent of land and channel fronts, &c.: Extend of land front northward, 1,350 feet; extent of channel front, 4,080 feet. Armament of land front: One 10-pounder columbiad, two 8-pounder rifles, seven 32-pounder smoothbores, one 30-pounder Parrott. Channel front: Eight 10-pounder columbiads, four 8-inch columbiads, one 8-inch Blakely gun, one 7-inch Brooke gun, one 6.4-inch Brooke gun, one 150-pounder Armstrong gun, three 32-pounder single-banded rifles, one 32-pounder unbanded rifle.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. H. JAMES,
Captain and Chief Engineer.
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 15.
Richmond, January 19, 1865.
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VIII. Major J. W. Cameroon, quartermaster, is assigned as chief quartermaster of the Department of North Carolina. He will report to General Braxton Bragg, commanding, &c., Wilmington, N. C.
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By command of the Secretary of War:
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, Wilmington, January 19, 1865.
Major J. W. CAMEROON,
MAJOR: It has been determined to block the channel of the river effectually. Cause all steamers to be sent here immediately. Acknowledge.