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HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION, July 17, 1864.

COLONEL: General Gracie reports nothing of interest last night; the usual movement of wagons, shelling, and picket-firing. Commanding officers of Wise's and Ransom's brigades have nothing of importance to report. Inclosed I send a communication* from General Gracie, giving his observations while on flag of truce yesterday.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Gracie's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 3 (1 wounded from carelessness). Wise's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 1. Ransom's brigade, wounded, 1. Elliott's brigade, killed, 4; wounded, 2. Total, 6 killed and 7 wounded.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, &c.,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION, July 18, 1864.

COLONEL: No movement has been made by the enemy since last report. The enemy were unusually quiet yesterday until about 7 p. m., when they opened quite a brisk mortar fire.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Elliott's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 6. Wise's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 6. Ransom's brigade, wounded, 1. Gracie's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 6. Total, 3 killed and 19 wounded. One of the above carelessly exposed his person.

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 19, 1864.

COLONEL: Nothing unusual has occurred along the lines since last report. Sharpshooting and shelling was quite brisk yesterday; General Gracie's pickets got the best of the sharpshooting; they claim to have killed a Yankee officer of some rank while crossing an open place. General Gracie's brigade collected 1,000 shells and solid shot yesterday, together with 350 or 400 pounds of lead; the other commands were also engaged in the same manner but have not yet forwarded detailed reports. General Gracie suggests that a ration of whisky would be very acceptable to his command.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Wise's brigade, wounded, 1. Gracie's brigade, killed, 1 (unnecessarily exposed); wounded, 4. Elliott's brigade, wounded, 6. Ransom's brigade, killed, 2; wounded, 3. Total, 3 killed and 14 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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