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attack designed in case of the enemy's endeavors to extend across Confederate Point Neck rests upon the part of your force, charges should be preferred against the officer in command.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, &c.,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, January 25, 1865.

Major-General HOKE,

Sugar Loaf:

Send Colquitt's brigade here immediately, prepared to move by rail.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

SUGAR LOAF, January 25, 1865.

Colonel ANDERSON:

Official papers received by mail-carrier. Colquitt's brigade left here at 2.30 p. m. No changes in my front to report.

R. F. HOKE.

Major-General.

WILMINGTON, January 25, 1865.

Major-General HOKE,

Sugar Loaf:

General Baker reports heavy force landed at Colerain and moving on Weldon. Can you learn positively whether any troops have left your front?

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, January 25, 1865.

Colonel ANDERSON:

I have kept scouting parties out all the time. Can discern no change.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, Wilmington, January 25, 1865.

Major General R. F. HOKE,

Sugar Loaf:

Reports of a painful character reach me from citizens on the west of the river in regard to the conduct of our troops. Large numbers of Haggod's brigade are represented as straggling off home, plundering indiscriminately as they go. I wish you would visit this part of your division and inform yourself. I will have the other part of the command inspected. Has General Haggod returned?

BRAXTON BRAGG.