OBITUARY. Brevet Major-Gen. Charles Griffin, U.S.A. The telegraph informs us of the death by yellow fever, in Galveston, Texas, yesterday, of Brevet Major-Gen. CHARLES GRIFFIN, who, since the removal of Gen. SHERIDAN, has been temporarily in command of the Fifth Military District. By his honorable services throughout the war he won a high and enduring reputation, and was brevetted Briga- dier-General and subsequently Major-General. At the close of the rebellion he was ap- pointed to the command of the District of Texas, and when, in March last, Gen. SHERIDAN was assigned the command of the Fifth Military District, under the terms of the Reconstruction Bills, he continued Gen. GRIFFIN in his command. Since then Gen. GRIFFIN has labored earnestly and assiduously to carry out the terms of those bills in good faith, and with a rigid determina- tion to do justly and impartially by all who were in- terested in the reconstruction of the State. Early in April, in a letter to Gov. THROCKMORTON, accept- ing his offer of assistance in the work of registration, he said : "I am exceedingly anxious not to go out of the State for Registrars, and am desirous of obtaining the names of all persons, irrespective of color, that are qualified to act in this capacity. I am very anxious to see the laws carried out, and no effort shall be spared on my part to bring out the full number of legal voters in the State. If the citi- zens accept the situation, come forward and yield a cheerful obedience, there can be no trouble." The spirit manifested in this letter has marked his course throughout. Occupying a position sub- ordinate to Gen. SHERIDAN, and serving in so remote a quarter, he has not been so prominently before the public as otherwise would have been the case, but Gen. SHERIDAN has ever found in him a faithful and reliable co-worker in the labor of reconstructing the State under the terms prescribed by Congress. One of his last orders directed that no distinctions should hereafter be made in Texas on account of color, race or previous condition, by railroads or other chartered companies which were common car- riers. When Gen. SHERIDAN left New-Orleans he turned over command of the Fifth District to Gen. GRIFFIN as the next in rank. He was a native of Ohio, graduated at West Point in 1847, and was about 40 years of age.
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