War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1108 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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FORT ANDERSON, January 19, 1865-3.30 o'clock.

Colonel ANDERSON:

The fleet has not yet advanced from Battery Lamb. Firing still going on east. Heavy artillery firing slowly. No change ins the fleet below.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

WILMINGTON, January 19, 1865.

Brigadier-General HEBERT,

Fort Anderson:

As soon as cavalry arrives, General Bragg directs you use it to scour the whole country in from and flank and arrest numerous stragglers reported.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Honorable JOHN DAWSON,

Mayor of Wilmington:

SIR: Your note of yesterday's date, asking that two companies of home guards may be placed at the disposal o the civil authorities to meet contingencies which it is feared may happen n case the town of Wilmington is evacuated, has been received and considered. Whenever such an event shall be even probable, it will be my duty to advise you, and I shall then take great pleasure in making every practicable arrangement for the humane object you have in view. In the welfare of your citizens I feel as deep an interest as any one can, and shall spare no effort to defend and protect them.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BRAXTON BRAGG.

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

Colonel JACKSON,

Commanding, &c., Wilmington:

COLONEL: The commanding general directs that you at once select a place at which the cotton left this town, after a reasonable time for