War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0333 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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LOUISVILLE, May 15, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel RICHMOND:

The following is a statement of troops in this district [Western Kentucky], the locality and number present for duty:

Organization. Locality. Present

for duty

25th Michigan Louisville 600

Henshaw's [Illinois] battery (six do 143


63rd Indiana New Haven 390

50th Ohio Muldraugh's Hill 390

16th Kentucky Lebanon 511

20th Kentucky do 275

Morrison's brigade Green River 2,975

9th Kentucky Cavalry do 700

12th Kentucky Cavalry do 550

11th Kentucky Cavalry do 450

24th Indiana Battery (six guns) do 135

27th Kentucky Munfordville 325

13th Kentucky do 390

33rd Kentucky do 250

80th Indiana do 365

6th Michigan Battery (four guns) do 120

5th Indiana Cavalry do 1,000

14th Illinois Cavalry do 800

107th Illinois do 700

Renwick's Illinois (four guns) Bowling Green 95

111th Ohio do 750

23rd Michigan do 600

11th Kentucky Mounted do 476

12th Kentucky do 450

34th Kentucky do 375

One battalion, 8th Kentucky do 300


20th Indiana Battery (four guns) do 90

27th Kentucky Russellville 300

One battalion 8th [Kentucky] do 300


3rd Kentucky Cavalry Hopkinsville 350

91st and 65th Indiana Henderson 1,135



LEXINGTON, May 15, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

In the dispatch sent last night, giving disposition of troops, there was a mistake made in the Third Brigade, First Division. The Forty-fifth is at Hustonville; the other three regiments of the brigade are at Middleburg, with Edwards' battery.

I have communicated with General Carter in regard to Hall's Gap. There is probably no stronger position between Stanford and Somerset, but it can be turned on the one hand by road from Somerset to Crab Orchard, on the other by road to Turnersville.

Sturgis can cover the Crab Orchard road, and Welsh the Turnersville road.

Carter says:

As rebel pickets line the whole south bank of river, it is difficult to get information. I have scouts out now, and have ordered others out this morning. In Grigsby's rebel regiment are many who are from this and adjoining counties. They know all the roads, and will be sure to take advantage of them. If we cross the river, a pontoon bridge is needed.