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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 42, Part 1 (Richmond-Fort Fisher)
Page 895 Chapter LIV. THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN.

Gracie thinks that they were silenced by our batteries elevating their sights and firing at long range back into the enemy's camp; the firing lasted about thirty-five minutes. Brigade commanders suggest that a ration of vinegar be issued to the command, as many cases of incipient scurvy have come under their notice.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Wise's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 2. Ransom's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 3. Gracie's brigade, wounded, 2. Elliott's brigade, wounded, 2.

Respectfully, your obedient servant

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,
Petersburg, Va., September 22, 1864

COLONEL: I have nothing except the usual amount of shelling and sharpshooting to report. The columbiad carriage was struck yesterday and disabled; the gun was also struck at the muzzle and cracked. I think this gun should be repaired or replaced with another, as it is very useful to us, and annoying to the enemy. Colonel Goode reports that Private James H. Shide, Company F, Fifty-ninth Virginia Regiment deserted from his picket-line to the enemy last night.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Wise's brigade, wounded, 1. Ransom's brigade, killed, 1; wounded 3. Gracie's brigade, wounded, 4. Total, 1 killed, 8 wounded.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON' DIVISION,
Petersburg, Va., September 23, 1864

COLONEL: Brigadier-General Gracie reports that the enemy were working along his entire front yesterday, digging deep ditches in front of their rear lines. The sharpshooting was not so brisk as usual yesterday.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Wise's brigade, killed, 1; Gracie's brigade, wounded, 1; Elliott's brigade, wounded, 2.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON, Major-General.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., September 24, 1864

COLONEL: I have nothing of interest to report during the past twenty-four hours. Three deserters came in last night in front of Wise's brigade. They belonged to the Forty-eighth New York Regiment, Second Brigade, Second Division, Tenth Army Corps. They


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