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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 40, Part 1 (Richmond, Petersburg)
Page 778 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.


HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION, July 9, 1864.

COLONEL: Brigade commanders report the situation remains unchanged in their front, and all agree that the force of the enemy has not been diminished, and that a strong line of battle yet remains in the enemy's rifle-pits. Scouts from Wise's brigade report that the enemy were working on their line last night, probably placing palisades; the work on this line is being pushed forward rapidly.

I have the honor to submit the following list of casualties: Elliott's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 4. Wise's brigade, killed, 2; wounded, 3. Ransom's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 9. Total, 4 killed and 16 wounded.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION, July 10, 1864.

COLONEL: Brigadier-General Elliott reports that the third line of intrenchments in rear of Pegram's battery is so far completed as to admit of its being occupied by two companies last night; the sharpshooting was brisker than it has been for several days. Scouts from Wise's brigade report the enemy placing palisades and moving artillery last night.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Elliott's brigade, wounded, 3. Wise's brigade, killed, 2; missing, 1; wounded, 4. Ransom's brigade, wounded, 5. Total, 2 killed, 1 missing, and 12 wounded.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION, July 11, 1864.

COLONEL: Gracie's brigade relieved the greater portion of Elliott's at 8 p. m. yesterday; he reports the trenches in good condition, and the enemy unusually quiet. Colonel Faison, commanding Ransom's brigade, reports nothing of interest. Colonel Goode, commanding Wise's brigade, reports that the enemy annoy him very much with mortar shells, as his casualties will show; the mortars by which the injury is inflicted are stationed near Taylor's house.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Gracie's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 3. Wise's brigade, killed, 7; wounded, 19. Ransom's brigade, killed, 1. Total, 9 killed and 22 wounded.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


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