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HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

November 22, 1864.

CAPTAIN: Nothing of interest to report this morning. Seven deserters came in last night; they give no information of importance. I would suggest that our mortars be directed to fire in the direction of the enemy's forts, as deserters report that they have large reserves in the forts, and are frequently wounded by stray shots from our side.

No casualties this morning.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Captain S. D. SHANNON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

November 23, 1864.

CAPTAIN: Four deserters came in this morning. They give no information of interest.

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

Respectfully, &c.,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Captain S. D. SHANNON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

November 24, 1864.

CAPTAIN: The usual quiet has prevailed along my line during past twenty-four hours. Four men deserted from the picket-line of Wise's brigade last night and two from Ransom's. Five deserters from the Seventh New Jersey Regiment came in this morning.

The following casualties are reported: Elliott's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 1. Gracie's brigade, wounded, 1 (mortally). Ransom's brigade, wounded, 1 (mortally).

Wise's brigade was yesterday extended 100 yards to the right to relieve in part Wallace's brigade from heavy picket duty.

Respectfully, &c.,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Captain S. D. SHANNON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

November 25, 1864.

CAPTAIN: The picket-firing in front of the right of Wallace's brigade was quite rapid about 8.30 o'clock last night, but was confined almost exclusively to the enemy's side. Three men deserted from the picket-posts in front of Wise's brigade last night. Four deserters from the enemy came in this morning.