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[CHAP. XXXV.

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.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

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

ve

strengt

h

Third Brigade, First Division, Ninth Hustonville* 1,588

Army Corps

Batteries L and M, 3rd U. S. Middleburg* 102

Artillery

45th Pennsylvania Volunteers do* 500

Second Brigade, First Division, Ninth Somerset 1,657

Army Corps

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

Army Corps

Second Brigade, Second Division, do 1,689

Ninth Army Corps

2nd Independent Battery, Pennsylvania do 117

Volunteers

Battery L, 2nd New York Artillery do 84

21st Massachusetts# Mount ---

Sterling

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

railroad

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

Sterling,

Irvine, and

Proctor, or

Manchester

1st East Tennessee Battery Nicholasville 121

1st East Tennessee Camp Dick 616

Robinson

8th Tennessee --- 357

1st Battalion 9th Ohio Volunteer Manchester 251

Cavalry

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*See Willcox to Burnside, May 15, p. 333.

#Reported with First Brigade, Second Division.

##No report.

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O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.