d here from Yorktown that the rebels appreciating the masterly strategical movements of McClellan, recently executed by his generals, have offered to capitulate upon certain conditions.
It is generally believed here that the fate of Yorktown is sealed and will be ours in a few days.
From Gen. Banks's Division.--reported possession of Staunton by the Yankees. Harrisonburg, April 25.
--Last night a strong reconnoissauce was made from New Market towards Staunton.
On reaching Mt Crawford, eight miles south of this town, the bridge over a branch of the south fork of the Shenandoah river was found burnt, and the stream too deep and rapid to cross.
A bridge over another branch of the same stream was also burnt.
This was done last Tuesday evening, not by the rebels, but by the citizens, as stated by persons in the neighborhood.
It was ascertained from citizens that yesterday morning a body of mounted rebels came to the river intending to cross, but found the current to