h, and the land face was in the condition in which I have described it, and all had been reported to General Bragg.
The only favorable report sent on Sunday was concerning the undiminished courage and endurance of the troops.
General Bragg says:
During Sunday I was greatly disturbed by the tone and phraseology of General Whiting's dispatches and by reports of others received from him in town.
Here is the dispatch which disturbed but could not arouse the apathetic Bragg:
Headquarters, Third military district, Fort Fisher, 1.30 P. M., January 14, 1865. General Bragg, Commanding, etc.:
General — I send this boat (Cape Fear) to town for coal and wood, with the request that she return at once.
She is necessary here for our communication.
The game of the enemy is very plain to me. They are now furiously bombarding my land front.
They will continue to do that, in order, if possible, to silence my guns, until they are satisfied that their land force has securely establ