War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1107 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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WILMINGTON, January 19, 1865.

Brigadier-General HEBERT,

Fort Anderson:

General Bragg directs you send out a staff officer immediately to ascertain Simontion's position.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILLMINGTON, January 19, 1865.

Brigadier-General HEBERT,

Fort Anderson:

It has been determined to close channel effectually. General Bragg directed you send up immediately all steamers. Answer.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT ANDERSON, January 19, 1865-1.35 p. m.

Colonel ANDERSON:

No steamer down here now. Equator left about 12 o'clock for Wilmington.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

FORT ANDERSON, January 19, 1865-2 p. m.

Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Hoke seems to be attacked.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

FORT ANDERSON, January 19, 1865-3 p. m.

Colonel ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

One small vessel of the fleet came up the river to within about one and a half miles of the fort, and is returning to the fleet off Battery Lamb. No doubt she was reconnoitering. Colonel Simontion, with his command, has just reported.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

FORT ANDERSON, January 19, 1865-3.15 p. m.

Colonel ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The fleet inside are now apparently moving up.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.