To John C. Fremont

Maj. Gen. Fremont          Washington City, D. C.
Moorefield, Va.                May 30. 1862 111/2 A. M.

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

A. LINCOLN

Fremont’s telegram received at 11:30 A. M. reads as follows: “Scouts and men from Winchester represent Jackson’s force variously at 30,000 to 60,000. With him Generals Ewell and [James] Longstreet.”

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