War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1104 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, Wilmington, January 19, 1865.

Major J. W. CAMEROON,

Chief Quartermaster:

MAJOR: The commanding general directs that you take charge of the removal of cotton form this place, and see that, after the transfer of that which belongs to the Government, preference is given in railway transportation to the cotton in private hands over all other stores.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, Wilmington, January 19, 1865.

Major J. W. CAMEROON,

Chief Quartermaster:

MAJOR: General Bragg desires you to send straight through to Weldon without stopping as much cotton as is needed by the commissary department there for its operations. This is represented to be about 600 or 800 bales a week.

Respectfully,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, Numbers 5.

Wilmington, January 19, 1865.

The operation of General Orders, Numbers 2, regulating furloughs, is suspended until further orders.

By order of General Bragg:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 19, 1865-2.25 p. m.

Colonel ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There are no steamers here. The enemy's boats inside the Rip, and seem to be moving up their infantry.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 19, 1865.

Colonel ANDERSON:

I am inclined to think the enemy will fight to-day.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.