HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, Wilmington, January 22, 1865.
Captain W. H. JAMES,
CAPTAIN: The commanding general directs that you cause the road and bridges from here to Bannerman's Bridge to be put in good order without delay.
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
SUGAR LOAF, January 22, 1865-5.45 p. m.
Some firing to-day from the gun-boat at Fort Anderson and at my lines. Everything quiet now.
R. F. HOKE,
SUGAR LOAF, January 22, 1865.*
They are between four and five miles off. They shift their position-sometimes nearer, sometimes from shore.
J. K. CONNALLY,
ANDERSON, January 22, 1865-8.30 a. m.
All quiet thus far. Fleet seems unchanged. Can I not get more cavalry? Numer I have now are entirely insufficient for the purpose of scouring the country and watching right flank.
WILMINGTON, January 22, 1865.
Brigadier General LOUIS HEBERT,
No more cavalry can be sent you at this time. Have you ascertained that enemy's infantry occupy any point on west bank; and, if so, in what number?
ANDERSON, January 22, 1865-11.20 a. m.
The fleet making movements upstream at this hour.
*So dated in copy on file, but correct date is probably January 12, 1865.