JANUARY 12, 1865-- Colonel lamb sees the lights of the Union armada off his fort.
JANUARY 13, 1865-- 7:30 a.m., Union fleet opens fire.
8 a,m,, Union forces start landing near Myrtle Sound, about a mile north of the previous landing spot.
Morning-- The 5,000 man Confederate division under Major General Robert F. Hoke arrives at Sugar Loaf (present-day Carolina Beach State Park). Hoke decides to stay put and defend Wilmington.
JANUARY 14, 1865-- Union forces dig strong entrenchments across the peninsula to defend against a Confederate attack from Wilmington. The bombardment continues.