War of the Rebellion: Serial 087 Page 0931 Chapter LIV. THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN.

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on the part of the enemy. Two deserters came in last night under General Orders, Numbers 65; they say the enemy is busy erecting new batteries, and think that they rely principally upon artillery to hold their line. The enemy expected an attack from us night before last. No other information worthy of reporting was obtained from them.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Gracie's brigade, wounded, 3; Wise's brigade, wounded, 2; total, 5 wounded.

Respectfully, &c.,

A. GRACIE, JR.,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., September 5, 1864.

COLONEL: The position and force of the enemy are about the same as last report so far as can be observed. Last night about 11.30 o'clock the enemy shelled very briskly, and loud cheers were heard at intervals.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Gracie's brigade, wounded, 3; Elliott's brigade, wounded, 1; total, 4 wounded.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. BRACIE, JR.,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., September 6, 1864.

COLONEL: Yesterday was very quiet until night approached, when the enemy commenced their usual shelling,throwing a few missiles into the city. They fired into the city from a new battery, which throws shells directly over these headquarters. The enemy's pickets are very anxious to cease firing, but we will not permit out pickets to discontinue their fire.

The following casualties are respectfully submitted: Ransom's brigade, wounded, 6. Gracie's brigade, wounded, 2. Elliott's brigade, killed, 2; wounded 2. Total, 2 killed, 10 wounded.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. GRACIE, JR.,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,

Petersburg, Va., September 7, 1864.

COLONEL: I have nothing of interest to report this morning. The day was more quiet than usual, and very few artillery shots were heard during the night. Colonel Goode, commanding Wise's brigade, thinks that negro troops are confronting him. They showed themselves very rarely yesterday.