War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1106 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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WILMINGTON, January 19, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER BATTERY AT OBSTRUCTIONS,

Fort Lee:

General Hebert reports five vessels apparently moving to attack Fort Anderson. Be on alert. Answer.

By order of General Bragg:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BATTERY LEE, January 19, 1865.

Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General"

SIR: We are on the alert.

R. A. CAMM,

Lieutenant, C. S. Navy, Commanding Battery.

FORT ANDERSON, January 19, 1865-8.45 a. m.

Colonel ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No change since last night. All remains quiet. The enemy still occupy Battery Lamb, but not in force. Colonel Simonton, with his command, has not reached this point. He was within about six miles at dark last night. The two cavalry companies ordered to me have not reached here or been heard of. I have not heard think morning form Major-General Hoke.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

WILMINGTON, January 19, 1865.

Brigadier-General HEBERT,

Fort Anderson:

Keep General Bragg advised of any approach of vessels.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT ANDERSON, January 19, 1865-12 m.

Colonel ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Some five vessels of enemy are inside, and apparently moving to attack. Major-General Hooke just left me to return to Sugar Loaf.

HEBRT,

General.

FORT ANDERSON, January 19, 1865-12.45 p. m.

Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There are some twelve vessels in the river, apparently opposite Battery Lamb, and anchoring. Colonel Simonton has not arrived with his command.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.