War of the Rebellion: Serial 087 Page 0930 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., September 1, 1864.

COLONEL: The sharpshooting and mortar fire has been rather weak during the past twenty-four hours. Colonel Rutledge, commanding Ransom's brigade, thinks the enemy have placed additional pieces in the battery near Taylor's house. The movement of wagons and artillery was heard in the rear of the enemy's line from Gracie's front last night.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Wise's brigade, killed, 2; Elliott's brigade, wounded, 1; Ransom's brigade, wounded, 1; total, 2 killed, 2 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., September 2, 1864.

COLONEL: Nothing of importance has transpired during the past twenty-four hours. The enemy shelled very furiously yesterday morning, but without doing much injury. Couriers were seen passing to and for yesterday, but it is supposed that it was occasioned by the enemy's mustering. Colonel Rutledge, commanding Ransom's brigade, thinks that two guns were opened upon his line yesterday that have not been opened before.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Wise's brigade, wounded, 6 (1 mortally); Gracie's brigade, wounded, 2; total, 8 wounded.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. GRACIE, JR.,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Near Petersburg, Va., September 3, 1864.

COLONEL: Nothing worthy of reporting has transpired during the past twenty-four hours. The enemy were strengthening the battery near Taylor's house yesterday. Loud cheering was heard last night; it is attributed to the nomination of McClellan.

I have no casualties to report this morning.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. GRACIE, JR.,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., September 4, 1864.

COLONEL: The enemy have been very quiet during the past twenty-four hours, with the exception of the early part of last night, when they threw a good many mortar shells. No change has been observed