War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1164 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

January 30, 1865.

General B. BRAGG:

Large bodies of troops are passing over Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Thomas to Grant. Papers state enemy has left garrison in Fort Fisher and withdrawn from coast. Can any troops in North Carolina be sent here?

R. E. LEE.

WILMINGTON, January 30, 1865.

Major-General HOKE,

Sugar Loaf:

General Bragg desires you will send the Senior Reserves here to report to Colonel Jackson for garrison duty.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, January 30, 1865.

Major-General HOKE,

Commanding, &c., Sugar Loaf:

GENERAL It is reported that the soldiers at your division infirmary near this place are committing numerous depredations and deserting to an alarming extent. In view of these facts, and of the limited facilities there for the treatment of men really sick, the commanding general desires your opinion upon the expediency of breaking up the infirmary and sending all men too sick to stay in camp to the hospitals in Wilmington. They can be carefully guarded there, and all transfers will be prohibited. An early reply is requested.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, January 30, 1865.

Brigadier-General HAGOOD,

Fort Anderson:

Complaints continue of the depredations committed by your command, even upon property of citizens immediately at your garrison. Sores necessary for our subsistence are reported to have been wasted and destroyed. The commanding general directs guards to be furnished to protect property, and, if necessary, every officer and man in the command shall be kept under arms at all times until discipline can be enforced.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, January 30, 1865.

Brigadier General JOHNSON HAGOOD,

Commanding, &c., Fort Anderson:

The commanding general instructs me to say, in reply to your not of 29th instant, that no more regular cavalry can, for the present, be sent to you. Your wants are fully appreciated, but the force at his disposal is weak and the demand elsewhere in the district urgent. Lieutenant-