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Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia,

January 16, 1865

Hon. J. A. Seddon:

            General Bragg reports that the enemy bombarded Fort Fisher furiously all day yesterday. At 4 p. m. their infantry advanced to the assault, a heavy demonstration at the same hour being made against their rear by our troops. At 6.30 p.m. General Whiting reported that their attack had failed and the garrison was being strengthened with fresh troops. About 10 p.m. the fort was captured, with most of its garrison. No further particulars at this time known.

RE Lee







Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 46, Part 2, p. 1074.

Transcribed by Daniel Shevalier, 2018 June 19

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