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Wilmington, January 26, 1865

General R. E. Lee,


            General Hoke reports no change in his front. With the very limited means here I deemed it imprudent to move without further information from General Baker, who has been twice ordered to report promptly and in full as to the enemy’s forces in the Chowan. He has moved with all his means, but as yet I have no further report from him. I did not expect to await your instructions, but if the enemy’s force as reported on the Chowan came from beyond this department we shall not have the means to meet it successfully.

Braxton Bragg






Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 46, Part 2, p. 1141

Transcribed by Daniel Shevalier, 2018 June 21

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