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to the First Brigade, First Division, Second Corps. They represent their infantry line in my front to be very weak, but their artillery, well posted and numerous. They represent that their officers were in constant apprehension of an attack, and made their men sleep with knapsacks and accouterments on.

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

Respectfully,your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. PALMER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

October 7, 1864

COLONEL: I have nothing of interest to report this morning. The usual amount of picket-firing has been kept up along my front. Five deserters from the Fifth New Hampshire Regiment, First Brigade, First Division, Second Corps, came in last night.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Wise's brigade, wounded, 1; Ransom's brigade, wounded, 1; total, 2 wounded.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. PALMER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., October 8, 1864

COLONEL: I have nothing of interest to report this morning. The picket and mortar fire has not been as heavy as usual. No change in position or force of the enemy since last report has been observed. There are no casualties to report this morning.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Lieutenant-Colonel PALMER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., October 9, 1864.

COLONEL: I have nothing of importance to report this morning. Everything has been very quiet along my front during the past twenty-four hours and no change in the enemy's force or position has been observed.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Ransom's brigade, wounded, 2.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. PALMER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.