GEN. EDWARD JARDINE DEAD END OF A NOTABLE CAREER AS SOLDIER AND BUSINESS MAN. For Weeks He Had Been at the Point of Death from Complications Resulting from an Injury Received in the Draft Riots---He Was Struck by a Piece of Lead Pipe from a Cannon and the Wound Never Healed---Arrangements for the Funeral. Gen. Edward Jardine, the veteran sol- dier who for sixteen weeks had been bat- tling against death, died in his apartments at the Hotel Pomeroy at 1 o'clock yester- day afternoon. For several weeks Gen. Jardine's rela- tives and friends had understood that there was no hope of his recovery, and he himself knew that he was sinking. Com- plications resulting from a wound received in the draft riots in this city caused his death. The wound, which was in the thigh, was caused by a piece of lead pipe fired from a cannon, and would never heal. The General was in continual bad health. During the entire year of 1887 Gen. Jar- dine was sick in bed, and his recovery was regarded as impossible. Since then, and un- til the attack of sixteen weeks ago, he had been very feeble, but able to get around. Gen. Jardine's wife and Mr. and Mrs. Zabriskie were the only ones with him when he died. His son, Augustus E. Jar- dine of Delaware, was telegraphed for and arrived last evening. The body was removed from the hotel last night to Scottish Rite Hall, Madison Avenue and Twenty-ninth Street. There the funeral services will be held to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock. The Rev. Clark Wright will officiate and deliver a eulogy of the old soldier. The Chancellor Wal- worth Lodge of Masons. the George Wash- ington Post of the Grand Army, and the Loyal Legion of Honor, all of which Gen. Jardine was a member, will attend the funeral. The burial will be in Green- wood Cemetery Wednesday morning. Telegrams of sympathy were received by Mrs. Jardine from many prominent men yesterday and from the various organiza- tions to which the General belonged. Many of his old army friends called on his widow and offered their condolence. Gen. Jardine was the son of Charles Jardine, an Englishman of French descent. He was born in Brooklyn, Nov. 2, 1828, very shortly after his parents came to this country. His early opportunities were few, but he made the most of them. He had to work in a hardware store during the day, but he was a hard student at night, and managed to secure by his own effort a very good education. He succeeded in business, too, and was engaged in im- porting hardware on his own account by the time he had reached his majority. Gen. Jardine also took a great interest in military matters. He had served in the National Guard of the State as a member of the Seventh Regiment. When the war started in 1861, he voluteered his services and went to the front as a Captain in the Ninth Regiment, which afterward became famous as the "Hawkins Zouaves." With the Ninth Regiment he was at- tached to the command of Gen. Burnside, and served under him in the Roanoke ex- pedition and at the battles of Fredericks- burg and Antietam. For gallant conduct he was promoted to be a Major, and for a time commanded the Eighty-ninth Regi- ment. The enlistment of the men in the Ninth Regiment expired in 1863. Gen. Jardine started in to reorganize his old command with a view to returning with it to the field. It was at this time that the draft riots occurred in this city. Gen. Jardine was not attched to any command then, but he issued a call to the old members of the Hawkins Zouaves and of other regi- ments to assemble and volunteer their services to the authorities for the protec- tion of life and property from the fury of the mob. Only about 200 men responded to that call, but Gen. Jardine placed himself at their head. He was a dashing commander, a man whom his men would follow any- where. On July 15 the mob was centred at First Avenue and Nineteenth Street, where the greatest disorder prevailed. Gen. Jardine and his small command of veterans started up First Avenue to dis- perse that mob. The odds were a score to one, however, against Gen. Jardine and his men, and they were driven back by the mob, leaving a large proportion of their number dead and wounded on the streets. Gen. Jardine was one of the wounded, a great ragged hole being torn in his thigh. The wound incapacitated the General for further service, although he was about to have a commission given him as Colonel of the Seventeenth Regiment, the new or- ganization which had been formed of mem- bers from the old Ninth and Seventeenth Regiments, and had adopted the uniform of the Ninth. This commission he could not take, but had to be transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. When he was retired he was brevetted a Brigadier General, as a recognition of his services as a soldier. When the war closed he went into business in Wall Street for a time. He was associated in business there with W.T. Pelton, a nephew of Samuel J. Tilden. He became a citizen of New-Jersey, residing at Fort Lee, on the Hudson. He took an active interest in politics and was several times a candidate for public office. In 1869 he was Clerk of the New-Jersey Legislature. From 1867 to 1869 he was the publisher and editor of the Daily Times of Jersey City and of the Bergen County Weekly Times. In 1870 President Grant appointed him a weigher in the New-York Custom House, where he remained until his health obliged him to give up all work. Gen. Jardine was first married, when only eighteen years old, to Miss Ophelia Kreemer of this city. There were two sons by this marriage--Augustus E. and James R.D. Jardine. In 1885, several years after the death of his first wife, he married Mrs. Katherine Clark of this city, who sur- vives him.
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