War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0774 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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ment, mortally wounded. Colonel Fulton was mortally wounded by a fragment of a shell during the assault on Gracie's line. Colonel Keeble was killed on the railroad in rear of trenches by a small ball in the evening or after dark; was found during the night of the 30th of June.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION, Near Petersburg, July 2, 1864.

COLONEL: By direction of Major-General Johnson I have the honor to submit the following report for the last twenty-four hours:

Brigadier-General Gracie reports that his command has been actively engaged in strengthening his works, principally to the left of the branch. A Yankee was wounded and brought into his line last night. The only information elicited from him was that he belonged to the Second Maryland Regiment, Ninth Corps. Johnson's brigade have placed palisades in front of their line; the enemy seem to be strengthening their rifle-pits. Colonel Faison, commanding Ransom's brigade, reports nothing of interest on his line during the past twenty-four hours. The intrenchment thrown up on the left of his line, parallel to the railroad, to guard against an advance up the railroad, was completed last night. Brigadier-General Elliott reports the works upon Pegram's battery steadily advancing. There was heavy picket-firing upon his line about 11 o'clock last night, which was drawn by a volley from the enemy's rifle-pits; it ceased in a few moments; there was no advance.

The following list of casualties within the last twenty-four hours is respectfully submitted: Elliott's brigade, killed, 4; wounded, 9. Ransom's brigade, wounded, 5. Gracie's brigade, killed, 2; wounded, 3. Johnson's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 4. Total, 7 killed; 21 wounded.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. FOOTE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(For Major-General Johnson.)

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION, July 3, 1864.

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit the following report of the last twenty-four hours:

Colonel Faison, commanding Ransom's brigade, reports nothing of interest, the situation unchanged, and his works in excellent condition. Brigadier-General Elliott has nothing of importance to report. No change or matter worthy of reporting has occurred in General Gracie's front. Johnson's brigade has been occupied in placing palisades in front of the works.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Elliott's brigade, 1 killed, 4 wounded; Ransom's brigade, 5 wounded. Total, 1 killed, 9 wounded.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. FOOTE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(For Major-General Johnson.)

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.