War of the Rebellion: Serial 015 Page 0648 OPERATIONS IN N.VA., W.VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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MOOREFIELD, May 30, 1862.

(Received 11.30 a.m.)

Scouts and men from Winchester represent Jacskon's force variously at 30,000 to 60,000. With him Generals Ewell and Longstreet.

J. C. FREMONT,

Major-General.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President.

WASHINGTON, May 30, 1862-11.30 a.m.

Major-General FREMONT,

Moorefield, Va.:

Yours of this morning from Moorefield just received. There cannot be more than 20,000 probably not more than 15,000,of the enemy at or about Winchester. Where is your force? It ought this minute to be near Strasburg. Answer at once.

A. LINCOLN.

WASHINGTON, May 30, 1862-2.30 p.m.

Major-General FREMONT,

Moorefield, Va.:

Yours, saying you will reach Strasburg or vicinity at 5 p.m. Saturday, has been received and sent to General McDowell, and he directed to act in view of it. You must be up to time you promised, if possible. Corinth was evacuated last night and is occupied by our troops to-day; the enemy gone south to Okolona, on the railroad to Mobile.

A. LINCOLN.

HEADQUARTERS,

May 30, 1862

Colonel Latham, with a detachment of the Second Virginia, and a company of Connecticut Cavalry, under Captain Fish, who were sent to Saver's River, surprised and routed a gang of guerrillas at that place, killing their captain and 3 men, wounding several others, and capturing and destroying more than thirty guns.

J. C. FREMONT,

Major-General.

Honorable E. M. STANTON.

WASHINGTON, May 30, 1862-9.30 p.m.

Major-General FREMONT, Moorefield:

I send you a dispatch just received from General Saxton, at Harper's Ferry:

HARPER'S FERRY, 30th.

(Received 6 p.m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

The rebels are in line of battle in front of our lines. They have nine pieces of artillery in position and cavalry. I shelled the woods in which they were, and they in return threw a large number of shells into the lines and tents from which I moved