War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1123 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, Wilmington, January 22, 1865.

Captain W. H. JAMES,

Chief Engineer:

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,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 22, 1865-5.45 p. m.

Colonel ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Some firing to-day from the gun-boat at Fort Anderson and at my lines. Everything quiet now.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 22, 1865.*

Major HILL:

They are between four and five miles off. They shift their position-sometimes nearer, sometimes from shore.

J. K. CONNALLY,

Colonel, Commanding.

ANDERSON, January 22, 1865-8.30 a. m.

Colonel ANDERSON:

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.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

WILMINGTON, January 22, 1865.

Brigadier General LOUIS HEBERT,

Fort Anderson:

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?

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ANDERSON, January 22, 1865-11.20 a. m.

Colonel ANDERSON:

The fleet making movements upstream at this hour.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

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*So dated in copy on file, but correct date is probably January 12, 1865.

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