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HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., October 17, 1864.

COLONEL: Five deserters came in last night. They could give no information in regard to the movement of their troops, &c.

No casualties have occurred during the last twenty-four hours.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. PALMER, Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S. - Holcombe Legion arrived on the evening of the 16th of October, and relieved Wise's brigade on the morning of the 17th of October, 1864.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., October 18, 1864.

COLONEL: Nothing worthy of report has occurred during the past twenty-four hours. Three deserters came in last night.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Elliot's brigade, wounded, 8.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. PALMER, Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., October 19, 1864.

COLONEL: With the exception of mortar shelling last night, the enemy have been very quiet along my line during the last twenty-four hours. The casualties in Wise's brigade (annexed) occurred while the command was at work on a battery, and were inflicted by mortar shells. One deserter came in last night, and I regret to report that two men deserted from Gracie's brigade to the enemy. General Gracie says, however, that they were hospital rats, and but little injury is done to the country by their desertion.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Wise's brigade, wounded, 6; Gracie's brigade, wounded, 3.

Respectfully,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. PALMER, Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., October 20, 1864.

COLONEL: Four deserters came in last night. The substance of the information brought by them has already been forwarded.

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.