HEADQUARTERS MAHONE'S DIVISION, January 21, 1865.
Respectfully forwarded for the information of the lieutenant-general commanding.
In addition to the number of officers required to be furnished for picket duty from each brigade, I have directed that one subaltern officer be furnished from the Florida Brigade. I have also directed the divison field officer of the day to see that the officers form this brigade remain on duty through the night and that none be permitted to go to sleep. i will direct that the distance between the pits be reduced.
[Inclosure Numbers 5.]
HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON' DIVISION, January 22, 1865.
Major R. P. DUNCAN, Assistant Adjutant-General:
MAJOR: I have nothing of interest to report this morning. Brigade commanders report that their parapets are considerably washed by the rain of yesterday. Eight men deserted to the enemy from Elliott's brigade last night and two from Wise's. Two deserters came in to our line.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
HENRY A. WISE,
[Inclosure Numbers 6.]
CAMP OF NINTH REGIMENT FLORIDA VOLUNTEERS, January 22, 1865.
Lieutenant B. F. PARKER, Adjutant:
SIR: The undersigned, company officers of the Ninth Florida Regiment, respectfully call the attention of the commanding officer of this regiemtn to the discontent of the men of their companies, which, noticeable for some time past, is now so general as to deserve serious consideration. They give it as their opinion that the recent desertions from the regiment are mainly the result of this discontent, and that the chief causes of this state of feeling are the insufficiency of rations and the failure of the paymaster to pay the men off.
J. L. DOZIER,
Captain, Commanding Company E.
F. M. McMEEKIN,
Second Lieutenant, Commanding Company B.
JNO. D. HOPKINS,
Second Lieutenant, Commanding Companies A and F.
H. W. LONG,
Second Lieutenant, Commanding Company K.
N. G. H. GRINER,
Brevet Second Lieutenant, Company K.
H. H. HLE,
First Lieutenant, Company C.
J. W. PEARCE,
Second Lieutenant, Company K.
G. E. KELLAM,
Lieutenant, Commanding Company I.