General Sherman (vol. i., pp. 206-208) undertakes to give a statement of his strength, about the 3d or 4th of November.
He states that General McCook had at Nolin four brigades, consisting of fourteen regiments of volunteers and some regulars, besides artillery — a force 13,000 strong.
General Sherman also furnishes a tabulated list of the regiments under his command, which must have been compiled from imperfect sources.
He mentions eleven regiments in easy supporting distance of McCook, and assigns seven to Thomas at Dick Robinson, with three more near by, besides seven others at different points.
This makes forty-two regiments.
Nelson's command, elsewhere mentioned as containing five regiments, of which three contained 2,650 men, is probably intentionally excluded from this table.
But the list contains no mention of a number of Kentucky regiments then actually or nearly completed, some of which were then doing service, such as those commanded by Garrard, Pope,