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reported that our batteries across the Appomattox River did great execution during the shelling day before yesterday, killing and wounding 50 or 60.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted; Wise's brigade wounded, 1. Elliott's brigade, wounded, 1; killed, 1. Gracie's brigade, wounded, 2. Ransom's brigade, wounded, 1. Total, 1 killed, 5 wounded.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., September 25, 1864.

COLONEL: I have nothing to report this morning; sharpshooting and shelling was very weak yesterday. As my division will come out of the trenches and remain in reserve in a few days, I would suggest that a rear or second line with batteries, &c., be laid out in rear of my in reserve. By employing 400 men a day each man will only perform fatigue duty one day during the ten that he is in reserve.

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

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., September 26, 1864.

COLONEL: The fire from the enemy was very weak yesterday. A gallery of the enemy was discovered yesterday in front of Elliott's salient, supposed to be the gallery of the old mine exploded by the enemy on the 30th of July. Two deserters came in last night from the picket-post in front of Wise's brigade. They belonged to the Second Brigade, Second Division, Second Army Corps. They had only been in service two weeks, and report that Grant is receiving a good many raw recruits.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted; Gracie's brigade, wounded, 1.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Colonel G. W. BRENT

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., September 27, 1864.

COLONEL: Two deserters from the Second Army Corps came into my line last night. I regret to be compelled to report that three men from Wise's brigade, viz, John. A. Tindall, Benjamin L. Tindall, and Richard