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I forward herewith Colonel R. F. Graham's report of the affair at Port Walthall Junction on the evening of May 6; also Brigadier-General Hagood's report of the actions and casualties at Port Walthall Junction on the 6th and 7th, and at Swift Creek on the 9th of May, 1864.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Captain T. O. CHESTNEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ADDENDA.

Report of casualties* of Johnson's Brigade at Walthall Junction and Swift Creek, May 7 and 9.

Killed.

Officers. Non- Privates.

commissio

ned

officers.

At Walthall Junction:

44th and 25th Tennessee ... ... ...

Regiments.

17th and 23rd Tennessee ... 1 ...

Regiments.

63rd Tennessee Regiment. ... ... ...

At Swift Creek:

17th and 23rd Tennessee ... ... 1

Regiments.

63rd Tennessee Regiment. ... ... ...

Total. ... 1 1

Wounded.

Officers. Non- Privates.

commissio

ned

officers.

At Walthall Junction:

44th and 25th Tennessee ... 1 2

Regiments.

17th and 23rd Tennessee ... 1 1

Regiments.

63rd Tennessee Regiment. ... ... 1

At Swift Creek:

17th and 23rd Tennessee ... ... 3

Regiments.

63rd Tennessee Regiment. ... ... 1

Total. ... 2 8

Respectfully submitted.

JOHN S. FULTON,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

Numbers 96. Report of Colonel John S. Fulton, Forty-fourth Tennessee Infantry, commanding Johnson's Brigade, of operations May 7.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S BRIGADE,

Fort Clifton, May 8, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by this brigade in the engagement at Port Walthall Junction ont he 7th instant:

The morning of the 7th found us in line of battle on the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, and to the right of the Junction. About 10 o'clock we received orders to move to the front. We had not gone far, however, before we were ordered to resume our former position. This being done, in about fifteen minutes we were ordered to move by the flank and on the left of the enemy's line of battle, under cover of a thick pine woods. Leaving one regiment in reserve, we reached the pint designated and formed line of battle perpendicular to that of the enemy, supporting a section of artillery in our front. Just at this time our battery opened on the enemy. The enemy's battery replied and shelled our position fiercely though with very little effect, wounding 3 men. Failing to induce the enemy to advance, as

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*Nominal list on file.

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