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WILMIMGTON, February 3, 1865.

Major J. E. CUTHBERT, Petersburg:

My presence here is indispensable.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, February 3, 1865.

Major J. W. CAMERON,

Chief Quatermaster:

MAJOR: In making shipments of cotton it is the desire of the commanding general thhat you shall, as far as practicable, first send off that which is stored in town, where it could not safety be burned. Colonel Jackson and Mr. Seixas will give you information where to find it.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, Feburary 3, 1865.

Major-General HOKE, Sugar Loaf:

General Bragg desires you to send two companies of cavalry to General Hagood without delay.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUGAR LOAF, February 3, 1865.

Colonel ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The cavalry is ordered.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS HOKE'S DIVISION,

February 3, 1865.

Colonel ANDERSON,

Assistnt Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have been disapproving applications made by officers for furloghs because the number absent now is far greater in proportion to that of the men. The state of feeling of our troops is such that we should guard against all reasons for complaint. The effect is bad when men see that officers are allowed to go home indiscriminately. I am indused to change any opinion about the division infirmary, and will give the matter a personal inspection if you can postpone action for a day or so, but if it is brokenup the most stringent orders will have to be given to transfers. Will the hospitals of the city fafford accommodations for the sick and convalescent? If an action should take place hospital room would be wanted, and all occupants would at once be transferred, but this we can discuss unless you desire immediate action.

Very respectfully, yours,

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

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