To Irvin McDowell

Major Gen. McDowell                Washington City, D.C.
Rectortown                                  May 30, 1862. 12.40. [P.M.]

Your despatch of to-day received, and is satisfactory. Fremont has nominally twenty-two thousand, really about seventeen thousand. Blencker’s Division is part of it. I have a despatch from Fremont this morning, not telling me where he is, but he says “Scouts and men from Winchester represent Jacksons force variously at thirty to sixty thousand. With him Gen. Ewell and Longstreet.” The high figures erroneous of course. Do you not know where Longstreet is?

Corinth is evacuated and occupied by us.  A. LINCOLN.


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