Obituary. COL. LEWIS BENEDICT, ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY- SECOND NEW-YORK VOLUNTEERS. The advices from New-Orleans give a partial list of the killed and wounded in the battles in West- ern Louisiana. Among the best known names is that of Col. LEWIS BENEDICT, of the One Hundred and Sixty-second New-York Volunteers. Col. BENEDICT, who was a son of the late LEWIS BENEDICT, of Albany, was born in 1817. He graduated at Williams' College, and practised law in Albany. In 1861 he was a member of the Legislature, and in the Summer of that year entered the army as Lieu- tenant-Colonel of the Second Fire Zouaves. At the battle of Williamsburgh he was distinguished for bravery, and was taken prisoner. He entered that battle almost helpless from a sprained ankle, and leaning on the arm of an orderly. A confinement of three months followed in the prison-house of Rich- mond and Salisbury, when he was finally exchanged, and was one of the officers that received an ovation in New-York with Col. CORCORAN. In the Fall of 1862, Col. BENEDICT was appointed to the command of the One Hundred and Sixty-second New-York Volunteers, who went out with the Banks Expedition. In the battles of the Department of the Gulf Col. BENEDICT has been conspicuous, and he has always borne the reputation of a brave soldier and an accomplished officer. On the 14th of June last he commanded a brigade which made an attack pn Port Hudson. At the storming of Port Hudson, he and Col. BERGE were designated as leaders of the for- lorn hope. For some time past he has commanded the First Brigade of the First Division of the Nine- teenth Army Corps, consisting of the Duryea Zou- aves, Lieut.-Col. CARR; the Buffalo Regiment, Col. LOVE; and the Thirtieth Maine, Col. FESSENDEN. In every capacity Col. BENEDICT has nobly acquitted himself, fully securing the tardy recognition of merit that in so many other instances was all too swift to fall upon the undeserving. The country which mourns the loss of so many precious lives has need of such soldiers as Col. BENEDICT.
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