My infantry is already in motion. Am expecting General Shackelford every minute. It will probably be late before Colonel Hoskins gets down. I will push General Shackelford ahead as rapidly as possible. The general has just arrived here. I will make every effort and move everything as rapidly as possible.
O. B. WILLCOX,
HEADQUARTERS, Cincinnati, November 6, 1863.
Captain R. H. I. GODDARD:
The organization of troops in Kentucky and States north of the Ohio, with effective strength, is as follows:
District of Southwestern Kentucky [headquarters Bowling Green, Ky.], Colonel C. Maxwell commanding: Twenty-sixth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry; Third Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry; four companies Second Ohio Heavy Artillery; Sixth New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry; Twenty-second Indiana Battery; Companies C and G, Ninety-first Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and Company C, Fifteenth Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry. Effective strength, aggregate present, 2,019.
District of Southern Central Kentucky [headquarters Munfordville, Ky.], Brig. Gen. E. H. Hobson commanding: Four companies Thirty-third Kentucky Volunteer Infantry; seven companies Second Ohio Heavy Artillery; Company B, First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery; Company G, Thirty-fourth Kentucky Mounted Infantry; Sixth Michigan Battery; six companies Fiftieth Ohio Infantry; seven companies Thirty-seventh Kentucky Mounted Infantry, and six companies Sixty-third Indiana Infantry. Effective strength, 2,427.
District of Eastern Kentucky [headquarters Louisville, Ky.], Colonel G. W. Gallup commanding: Fourteenth Kentucky Infantry and Thirty-ninth Kentucky Mounted Infantry. Effective strength, 1,232.
District of Northern Central Kentucky [headquarters Camp Nelson, Ky.], Brig. Gen. S. S. Fry commanding: Fifty-first New York Volunteer Infantry; Forty-ninth Kentucky Infantry; Forty-seventh Rhode Island Infantry; two companies First Ohio Heavy Artillery; six companies Sixth Cavalry [Seventy-first Indiana Volunteers]; eight companies Fourteenth Kentucky; Company E, First Kentucky Artillery; Fifth Independent Battalion Ohio Cavalry, four companies; one company Second Ohio Heavy Artillery; Twentieth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, and Company C, First Kentucky Artillery. Effective strength, 4,485. Also Fortieth Kentucky Infantry, of which regiment we have had no report.
District of Ohio, Brig. Gen. J. D. Cox commanding: Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, provost guard, 87; forces organizing and exchanged troops, 706. Camp Denison, Ohio, Ninth Ohio Cavalry Battalion, 315, and detachment Invalid Corps, 209. Cincinnati, Ohio, Eighty-eighth Ohio Infantry, 630: Eighth Company Ohio