From Gen. McClellan's Army.
Telegraphed to the Rock Island Argus.
FORT MONROE, June 1st. — A gunboat has just arrived here from the scene of action yesterday, ten miles above City Point. That division of our army has been fighting four days, and has retreated about 17 miles.
The fight of yesterday was most terrific, the enemy having two or three to our one. The battle commenced with our land forces and after about four hours fighting our gunboats got in range and poured into the rebels a heavy fire. Under this fire the rebels stood about two hours, and then retreated.
Our troops captured, not withstanding the disadvantages, a large number of artillery pieces, and 2,000 prisoners, among whom is the rebel Gen. Magruder.
The place where this action took place is near Turkey Creek.
The retreat of the enemy last evening was with great disorder, and their loss has been heavy — much greater it is thought than ours, still we have nothing definite in regard to losses.
In the retreat forced upon Gen. McClellan by superior numbers, I learn that he had to leave behind his guns, spiked upon the field, after burning the carriages, the nature of the ground rendering it impossible to move them.
In the retreat very many of our sick and wounded were necessarily left behind.
There are, of course innumerable rumors hereabout, but I send only what appears to be authentic.