into East Tennessee, from Somerset. Your dispatch received. Have just heard that Wheeler's, Morgan's, and Pegram's forces are on the Monticello road, advancing within 1 1/2 miles of Waitsborough. It is said they have sixteen regiments, and are scattered over 7 miles of the road. Their pickets at the river have been strengthened this p.m. I have ordered additional forces toward the river. Directions have been sent scouts across the river for news. We have no additional facilities for crossing. River not yet fordable.
Troops have four days' supply, and three days' in store. A train is loaded for to-morrow.
Beef contractors have failed in their duties. Forage not abundant. Road to Middleburg pretty fair, except bad hills.
Later.-Have only passed by battery with help of infantry. Will call on General Welsh, if I see a probability of being attacked by superior force.
S. P. CARTER.
(Same Burnside to Boyle.)
LEXINGTON, KY., May 14, 1863.
Commanding Department of the Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio:
The following is a statement of locality and effective strength of troops in the District of Central Kentucky:
Organization. Locality. Effecti
Third Brigade, First Division, Ninth Hustonville* 1,588
Batteries L and M, 3rd U. S. Middleburg* 102
45th Pennsylvania Volunteers do* 500
Second Brigade, First Division, Ninth Somerset 1,657
Gilbert's brigade Mount Vernon 2,544
Runkle's brigade Somerset 1,447
One hundred and third Ohio do 590
2nd East Tennessee do 588
1st Kentucky Cavalry do 362
Cavalry Brigade (Wolford's) do 947
Battery D, 1st Rhode Island Artillery do 103
Wilder (Indiana) battery do 130
First Brigade, Second Division, Ninth Lancaster 1,850
Second Brigade, Second Division, do 1,689
Ninth Army Corps
2nd Independent Battery, Pennsylvania do 117
Battery L, 2nd New York Artillery do 84
21st Massachusetts# Mount ---
48th Pennsylvania Lexington 337
65th Illinois do 425
Battery E, 2nd U. S. Artillery do 120
19th Ohio Battery --- 121
5th East Tennessee Cavalry --- 97
118th Ohio Cynthiana and
along the 752
Four companies 2nd Maryland Paris 738
15th Indiana Battery do 110
Six companies 2nd Maryland Frankfort 152
10th Kentucky Cavalry Owingsville 242
Section Marsh's howitzer battery
14th Kentucky Cavalry ## Mount
1st East Tennessee Battery Nicholasville 121
1st East Tennessee Camp Dick 616
8th Tennessee --- 357
1st Battalion 9th Ohio Volunteer Manchester 251
*See Willcox to Burnside, May 15, p. 333.
#Reported with First Brigade, Second Division.
O. B. WILLCOX,