Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Pound Gap” in chapter 21 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:
... and twelve companies of cavalry, were in condition to move into Kentucky-less than 4,000.
there was not a quartermaster or engineer in the command, and the arms and equipments were very poor.
At Pound Gap , 300 Virginia militia, enlisted for three months, constituted the sole defense.
Thus, General Johnston's available force, from the Big Sandy to the Mississippi, was only about 19,000 men.
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