War of the Rebellion: Serial 087 Page 0926 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., August 18, 1864.

COLONEL: There is nothing to report this morning. The enemy replied quite briskly, with mortars and field pieces, to our artillery fire this morning. No change reported in strength or position of the enemy this morning.

The following is a list of casualties: Ransom's brigade, wounded, 4. Gracie's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 7. Wise's brigade, wounded, 2. Total, 1 killed, 13 wounded.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. GRACIE, JR.,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., August 20, 1864.

COLONEL: The picket-fire has not been so brisk during the past twenty-four hours as heretofore, owing, probably, to the rain. Major Caske thinks the enemy only replied with six pieces of artillery and four mortars in front of the line of this division this morning.

The following is a list of casualties: Gracie's brigade, wounded, 1; Elliott's brigade, wounded, 1; Ransom's brigade, wounded, 2; tota, 4.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. GRACIE, JR.,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., August 21, 1864.

COLONEL: Brigade commanders report that the enemy's picket-fire has not been so brisk during the past twenty-four hours. The fire from artillery and mortars was about the same last night as the night before. The heavy rain has not materially injured the works.

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

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. GRACIE, JR.,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., August 22, 1864.

COLONEL: The mortar and picket fire was about as usual yesterday. The men were kept on the alert ready for any emergency. Rumbling of artillery or wagons was heard last night; the enemy were also observed strengthening their works.