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HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

November 16, 1864.

LIEUTENANT: Everything has been quiet along the line during the past twenty-four hours. Seven deserters from the Eighth New Jersey Regiment came in last night. They were foreigners and could give but little information.

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

Respectfully, &c.,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Lieutenant MCWILLIE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., November 17, 1864.

LIEUTENANT: Nothing unusual to report this morning. Brigadier-General Ransom reports that there was a considerable movement of trains on the railroad in the enemy's rear last night, the cause of which is not known.

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

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Lieutenant MCWILLIE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

November 18, 1864.

LIEUTENANT: Nothing unusual to report this morning. A deserter from the Seventh New Jersey Regiment came in this morning. He reports that a portion of Sheridan's army (does not know what number) arrived at City Point on the night of the 16th instant. He did not know to what portion of Grant's army they had been sent. A report* of General Gracie's is inclosed for your information.

The following casualties are respectfully reported: Ransom's brigade, wounded, 1; Elliott's brigade, wounded, 4 (1 mortally); Wise's brigade, wounded, 2.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Lieutenant MCWILLIE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

November 19, 1864.

LIEUTENANT: All quiet in my front this morning. In accordance with suggestion of General Lee the picket-line on the right and left of the Baxter road was advanced from fifty to seventy-five yards. This

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