War of the Rebellion: Serial 087 Page 0901 Chapter LIV. THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN.

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HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., October 10, 1864.

COLONEL: Nothing worthy of reporting has occurred along my line during the past twenty-four hours. The troops were aroused and on the alert at 3 a. m. as directed. Eleven deserters from the First Division, Second Corps, came in last night.

The following is a list of casualties: Ransom'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,

Petersburg, Va., October 11, 1864.

COLONEL: Harris' brigade relieved 350 men on Wise's last night. Sixteen deserters from the Fifth New Hampshire Regiment came into our lines this morning. They were unable to give any information in regard to the movement of the troops, &c.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Ransom's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 7. Wise's brigade, wounded, 1. Gracie's brigade, wounded, 1. Total, 1 killed, 9 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 12, 1864.

COLONEL: Nothing unusual has occurred along my front during the past twenty-four hours. The enemy opened a very brisk fire from their mortars about 7 o'clock last evening. Two deserters said that it was a salute, either in honor of a victory near Chaffin's farm, or on account of the favorable result of a test vote which had been held in the army for the Presidential candidates. About 8 o'clock a sharp artillery and musketry fire sprang up in front of the two brigades on my right.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Gracie's brigade, wounded, 1; Ransom's brigade, wounded, 1; Elliott's brigade, wounded, 5; total, 7 wounded.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. PALMER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, October 13, 1864.

COLONEL: The commanding officer of Wise's brigade reports that his vedettes think the enemy were moving to our left yesterday, but deserters that came in last night knew nothing of it. Seven deserters from the Fifth New Hampshire Regiment came in last night.