miles from here.
The main body of the enemy have retreated across the James river.
The general impression with military men is that the rebels have made their last stand in Virginia.
For a distance of some, ten miles beyond Williamsburg the road is lined with broken army wagons in the retreat of the enemy.
Brigadier General James H. Van Allen has been appointed Military Governor and Commandant of Yorktown and Gloucester, with Captain Cyrus Haldeman for Adjutant General. General Van Allen has appointed Captain Revere, of the Forty-fourth New York regiment, to be Provost Marshal.
General M'Clellan to the War Department. Williamsburg, Va., May 9--12 M.
To the War Department:
I heard a few minutes ago that the Galena was aground off Hogg Island — I judge not badly, for the reason that Captain Rodgers does not throw over his coal.
I have sent him all the assistance he asks.
My troops are in motion and in magnificent spirits.
They have all the air an