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er. At and near the mouth of the Big Sandy, and in the intervening region, were clustered some half-dozen towns of from 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants each. The industries supporting this population were chiefly the working of coal and iron, with capital furnished by Ohio men. Hence, the people were generally hostile to the South. Marshall's force, when he reached Paintsville, was 2,240 in number; but his effectives were only 1,967 on January 3, 1862. The following is his force in detail: Triggs's Fifty-fourth Virginia Regiment578 Williams's Kentucky Regiment594 Moore's Twenty-ninth Virginia Regiment327 Simms's Mounted Battalion360 Jeffries's battery (four guns)58 Worsham's company50 Total1,967 This force was still further reduced to about 1,600 effectives, by mumps and measles, before the engagement with the enemy. About the same time that Marshall advanced into Kentucky, Buell organized an expedition up the Big Sandy, under Colonel J. A. Garfield. This officer moved up