War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1244 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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If you have not informed General Bragg, do so. Tell General Hagood to give Colonel Jackson any assistance he may want in carrying out his orders.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

WILMINGTON, February 21, 1865.

Major-General HOKE:

By one of boats left uninjured the enemy have made a lodgment in small force on Eagle Island, and will no doubt move soon upon the town. Hold your command ready.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

WILMINGTON, February 21, 1865,.

Major-General HOKE:

General Bragg directs that all of your transportation not needed for current use be transferred to the north bank Northeast River. A depot is being established there.

FRANK PARKER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, February 21, 1865.

OFFICER COMMANDING DETACHMENT OF HAGOOD'S COMMAND:

SIR: Major-General Hoke directs that you will immediately dispose of your force on the causeway leading from the pontoon crossing to the city so as to check any advance of the enemy if attempted, and give us warning of his approach. A picket should be thrown out on the railroad for same purpose.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS S. PARKER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, February 21, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE JACKSON,

Commanding Post:

COLONEL: Major-General Hoke telegraphs me this morning that he wishes all stragglers collected and sent out to their commands. Yu will please take prompt steps to execute this order as far as possible.

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

FRANCIS S. PARKER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, February 21, 1865.

Brigadier General L. S. BAKER,

Goldsborough:

Enemy had driven our forces across the river when I arrived, and are now opposite to us in small force. Mrs. B will leave this evening; see her on to Raleigh.

BRAXTON BRAGG.