The letter was dated January 16-18, 1865 and had information about the torpedoes at Battery Buchanan, a sketch of the fort done from the USS Pawtuxet and another from inside the fort. In addition, there was a gruesome post-battle description of the fort.
Apparently, Mr. Stockbridge had also been involved in the capture of Col. Lamb's dog.
No one on the Fort Fisher staff was aware that Lamb had had a dog.
With the assistance of Christian Edwards from the NCDNCR Archives and History Collection Branch in Raleigh an agreement was worked out to obtain the entire collection of approximately 30 letters. All of them will be scanned and transcribed on a one-year loan.
An exhibit at the museum is being planned.