War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1116 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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WILMINGTON, January 20, 1865.

Brigadier-General HEBERT,

Fort Anderson:

General Bragg directs you will cause to be removed the wire on the telegraphic line to Smithville as far below Fort Anderson as may be practicable.

ROBT. STRANGE,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

ANDERSON, January 20, 1865-6.15 a. m.

Colonel ANDERSON.

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have only about three days' rations; none to be had in the country around me. I have only a dozen available wagons. If I am to haul stores from Wilmington I respectfully suggest that they be delivered to me on this side of Brunswick River. Up to this time only sixty-four cavalrymen, with four officers, have reported to me.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

ANDERSON, January 20, 1865-7.40 a. m.

Colonel ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

All quiet. No change in fleet up to this time. They still lie opposite Battery Lamb.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

WILMINGTON, January 20, 1865.

Brigadier-General HEBERT,

Fort Anderson:

General Brag desires you to send a good officer to make close reconnaissance of the enemy's fleet in river and see if they have only iron-clad.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT ANDERSON, January 20, 1865-1.35 p. m.

Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

All quiet to this hour. Fleet inside still lying near and below Battery Lamb. I have sent an officer to investigate about iron-calds or monitors, and will reports as promptly as possible.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.