From McClellan's Army.
McCLELLAN LEADS 40,000 MEN THRO' WHITE OAK SWAMP AND OPENS COMMUNICATION WITH OUR GUNBOATS IN JAMES RIVER.
Gen. Stoneman retreats to Yorktown.
YORK RIVER BEING CLEARED OF ALL OBSTRUCTIONS.
DOUBTFUL REPORT OF THE CAPTURE OF RICHMOND.
Discouraging state of our position in Arkansas,
BRIDGE BURNING IN KENTUCKY.
NEW INDUCEMENTS TO VOLUNTEERS.
REPORT OF THE CAPTURE OF RICHMOND VIA MEMPHIS.
Telegraphed to the Rock Island Argus.
NEW YORK, July 2. — The morning specials contain nothing new from before Richmond.
Tribune's Fort Monroe correspondent of the 30th, states that gunboats in the James river had established communication with Gen. McClellan's left wing.
Dispatches to Flag Officer Goldsboro, on Monday, are said to state that the rebels' attack on our right was a desperate affair, in which the rebels lost 5,000 men. Our loss was heavy.
Gen. Stoneman being cut off from the right had retreated to Yorktown, and arrived at Fortress Monroe.
It is stated that on his left McClellan with severe fighting had pushed through White Oak Swamp with 40,000 men and a hundred pieces of artillery, to gain an advantage of position, and had subsequently cut through a line of communication to the James river.
It is reported that during the two day's fighting McClellan lost 10,000 men.
Col. Alexander had come through to James river to select the new base of operations, and Turkey Bend had been decided on. This is about 30 miles from Richmond, and ten miles above City Point.
Telegraphic communication beyond Yorktown is cut off, and the officials permit nothing outside the official dispatches to go upon the wire.
FORTRESS MONROE, June 30. — The York river is being completely cleared of everything moveable.
Steamers and tugs are constantly arriving at Fortress Monroe having in tow barges, schooners, &c. Many arrived here last evening and during the night.
This morning the steamer Spaulding arrived, having 8 barges and schooners in tow.
She reports that 150 barges, schooners and two-boats were at Yorktown, when she left but all were making preparations to come down to-day.
Reports are current to-day that Gen. McClellan has taken Richmond, but there is no good authority for the rumor, the telegraph not being at work, and there not being a boat from up James river, although one is hourly expected.
Schooners have been arriving here all day, loaded with cattle, horses and commissary stores, mules, hay, &c.
There was nothing above West Point.