From the New York Tribune, 6/3/1862, p. 4, c. 3
Our news this morning is of the most cheering character from every quarter. The whole of Gen. McClellan’s army stood yesterday where it could look into Richmond, and before the day is over we may hear that it has entered the Rebel Capital. To have that city battered about their ears or to retire, seem to be the alternative presented to Gen. Johnston. He tried fight on Saturday with only momentary success; to-day he may try flight, in which hitherto he has been unequaled.
Northward, Jackson is hard pressed by Fremont, who, aided by McDowell if needed, will hold him to a terrible account if he catches him, for the atrocities of his late pursuit of Gen. Banks. On Sunday week Gen. Fremont was telegraphed to move to Banks’s aid, and in two hours had struck his tents and marched. Unencumbered by baggage, trusting to find food for his men in the country he was to march through, he has led his force over mountainous and almost impassable roads, and suddenly appears in seven days at Strasburg, after a forced march of more than a hundred miles, in the rear of the enemy. It will be difficult for Jackson, when they have him in sight, to escape men who have done so much in the mere hope of overtaking him. The news from Richmond will hasten both parties, and, if Jackson is not cut to pieces, he will probably be run out of the Shenandoah Valley a great deal faster than he came into it, with little disposition to boast of his exploits while there.