DEATH OF GEN. JOHN E. BENDIX. THE LIFE AND SERVICES OF A BRAVE NEW- YORK SOLDIER. Gen. John E. Bendix, a distinguished officer of volunteers during the rebellion, and more recently a Brigadier-General in the National Guard of this State, died on Sunday night; at his residence, No. 77 Bank-street, at the age of 59 years. Gen. Bendix was born on board the steamer Sarah, on Aug. 28, 1818, on the St. Lawrence River. His parents, who were Germans, returned to their native land soon after, and educated the boy in the common schools. While yet in his teens, young Bendix settled in New-York and learned the trades of pattern maker and machinist. Having a predi- liction for military duty, he joined the Ninth Regiment, State Militia, as private in 1847. He gradually rose to the rank of a commissioned officer, and in October, 1859, was made Lieutenant- Colonel of the Eleventh Regiment. At the outbreak of the Rebellion Gen. Bendix organized the Seventh Regiment of Volunteers, of which command he was elected Colonel. The regiment was mustered into the United States service on the date of its organiza- tion, April 23, 1861, and on May 26, embarked on the steamer Empire City for Fortress Monroe. The fortress was reached on the 28th, but the regiment remained on board the ves- sel until the following day, when Gen. Bendix was ordered, to join an expedition in command of Col. Phelps. On June 9 he was ordered to take com- mand of detachments of the First Vermont and Fourth Massachusetts, in conjunction with a por- tion of his own regiment, the Seventh, and with that force--900 men--joined an expedition against Big Bethel, where he lost seven of his command. Gen. Bendix resigned from the Seventh soon after, and received his commission as Colonel of the Tenth Regiment of Volunteers from Gov. Morgan on Sept. 2, 1861. The regiment performed duty at Fortress Monroe during the Winter months, and on April 9 and 10, 1862, participated in the engagement with the rebel ram Merrimac. Leaving Fortress Monroe on May 9, Gen. Bendix's command joined an expedition with against Norfolk, Va., which was taken on the following day. The regiment was then placed in possession of the fortifications in Norfolk Harbor, where it remained until June 6, when Gen. Bendix received orders to report to McClellan, and was by that General assigned to the Fourth Brigade, Third Division of Regulars. He took an active part in the seven days' fighting in the WIlderness, losing 30 men in killed and wounded. Ben. Bendix was him- self wounded on the ankle, but did not leave the field. He also participated in the second battle of Bull Run, the battle of Antietam, and at Fredericksburg. During the engagement at the last-named place on Dec. 12, 1862, Gen. Bendix was removed from the field of conflict suffering from a serious wound in the neck. He then returned to his home in this City on a leave of absence of 20 days. Rejoining his regiment on Jan. 16, 1863, he was aasigned to the command of the Third Brigade, Third Division of the Second Corps, and remained in command un- til April 28, when the Tenth was ordered home to be mustered out of the service. He was made Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers Aug. 28, 1865, and was appointed to the same rank in the State National Guard on Sept. 6, 1866. Gen. Bendix organized the Third Regiment (Bendix Zou- aves) in November, 1865. He retired from the service in 1871. His funeral will take place from his late residence to-morrow at 2 P.M. and will be attended by representatives of the Masonic frater- nity, with which he was prominently connected.
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