War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1155 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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WILMINGTON, January 27, 1865.

Brigadier-General HAGOOD,

Fort Anderson:

General Bragg declines to relieve Colonel Simonton until Colonel Gaillard returns.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, January 27, 1865.

Colonel LIPSCOMB,

Masanborough:

General Bragg authorizes continued issue ten pounds of grain whilst long forage not to be obtained.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, January 27, 1865.

Captain J. P. MACFIE,

Commanding Squadron, Second South Carolina Cavalry:

CAPTAIN: You are authorized by the commanding general to increase the forage rations to eight pounds of corn and long forage or ten pounds of corn alone for your command. Your reports will be sent direct to these headquarters, addressed to the appropriate staff officers.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, January 27, 1865.

Brigadier General L. S. BAKER,

Weldon, or Edwards Ferry:

Scout Dickinson reports 9,000 men at New Berne and Morehead City. Have been transporting troops from latter to former last three days. No cavalry re-enforcements. General Bragg directs you return to Goldsborough.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

January 28, 1865.

Major DUNCAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: The ground has been so hard frozen that much work has not been done for the past twenty-four hours. One man deserted to the enemy last night from Wise's brigade. The following casualties are reported: Ransom's brigade, one wounded.

Respectfully, &c.,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.