HdQrs Dept Northn Va

 May 27th 1862

 

 

General,

I congratulate you upon new victories - & new titles to the thanks of the country & of the Army.

If  you can threaten Baltimore & Washington do so- It may produce an important diversion.

M=Clellan is near - & M=Dowell reported advancing from Fredericksburg.

Your movements depend, of course, upon the enemy=s strength remaining in your neighborhood- Upon that depends the practicability of your advancing to the Potomac - & even crossing it.  I know of no hostile force to prevent either.

 

Most respectfully

  Your obt sevt

 

J. E. Johnston

    General

 

Time would be gained & saved by addressing me always; instead of the government.

J. E. J.

 

Major General Jackson