War of the Rebellion: Serial 087 Page 0928 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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The following casualties have occurred during the past twenty-four hours: Gracie's brigade, killed, 1; wounded, 1. Ransom's brigade, killed, 2; wounded, 3. Total, 3 killed, 4 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 26, 1864.

COLONEL: Last night, about 3 o'clock, information was received that the enemy were massing in front of the left of Gracie's brigade, preparatory to an attack this morning. The troops were immediately placed upon the alert, the reserves notified, and everything was in readiness to give the enemy a warm reception, but contrary to our expectation no attack was made. Artillery and mortar fire was quite brisk last night; the musketry fire was about as usual.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Gracie's brigade, wounded, 3; Ransom's brigade, wounded, 3; Elliott's brigade, wounded, 1; total, 7 wounded.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. GRACIE, JR.,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., August 27, 1864.

COLONEL: The sharpshooting has been about as usual during the past twenty-four hours. Nothing new has been observed in regard to the position or movements of the enemy.

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

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. GRACIE, JR.,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, August 28, 1864.

COLONEL: The mortar fire was quite heavy yesterday evening and early part of last night. A good many shells were thrown in the ravines in the rear of our works. The enemy were endeavoring to annoy our reserve probably. The sharpshooting was about as usual. Nothing worthy of report was observed yesterday.