DEATH OF GEN. CORCORAN. He is Killed by a Fall from His Horse. FAIRFAX COURT-HOUSE, Tuesday, Dec. 22. To the Associated Press: GEN. MICHAEL CORCORAN died at half-past eight this evening, from injuries received from a fall from his horse. THOS. M. REED, Lieut.-Col. Com'g. 69th Reg., Corcoran Irish Legion. Brig.-Gen. CORCORAN, whose death is announced above, was born in Ireland, and was about 45 years of age. He has been a resident of this City for ten or fifteen years past, and his history, especially since the rebellion commenced, is well known to most of our readers. He was among the first to engage in the present struggle for the maintenance of the nationality of his adopted country, and went forth in response to the first call of the President as Colonel of the Sixty- ninth regiment New-York National Guard. His cap- ture at the first battle of Bull Run, his subsequent imprisonment in rebel dungeons, his heroic and patriotic conduct during that imprisonment in the face of rebel threats to hang him in retaliation for the anticipated execu- tion by our Government of rebel pirates, his sub- sequent release and magnificent reception in New- York and other cities during the Summer of '62, are all familiar to the public. In consideration of his eminent services and patriotism, he was commission- ed Brigadier-General by the President while yet he remained in the hands of the enemy. On his re- turn to New-York he raised a brigade with which he again took the field, and has since been stationed most of the time in the vicinity of Suffolk, Va. The announcement of his untimely and accidental death will fall heavily upon his numerous friends in this City, and will be felt as a serious loss by the Govern- ment, which he has served with so much zeal and fidelity.
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