Maj.-Gen. Sumner--His Obsequies at Syra- cuse. Correspondence of the New-York Times. SYRACUSE, Wednesday, March 25, 1863. The obsequies of Maj.-Gen. EDWIN V. SUMNER took place to-day. Many distinguished officers had been invited, of whom Generals McCLELLAN, WOOL, BURNSIDE, STONEMAN, FRANKLIN, BARNARD and others found it impossible to attend. Gen. McCLELLAN sent a letter regretting his inability to be present, and ex- pressing appreciation of the virtues of the de- ceased. Maj. Gen. FREMONT, with Cols. ALBERT, TRACY and ZAGONYI, Major HASKELL, and Capts. HOWARD, RAY- MOND and NICHOLS, of his Staff; Major-Gen. SLOCUM, with Lieut. TRACY, and others of his Staff, and many other officers of the army, were present to do honor to the noble dead. The presence of Gen. FREMONT was peculiarly appropriate, since Gen. SUMNER and he were once fellow-officers in the Mounted Rifles, of which regiment FREMONT was Lieutenant-Colonel, while SUMNER was Captain and Major. Attempts were made to procure more troops from other cities, but the military element of Western New-York is more fully represented on the Rappa- hannock than hereabouts; and, finally, the Commit- tee were obliged to omit the usual cavalry escort, and rely upon the Fifty-first regiment, National Guard for the infantry escort. This regiment, one of the best drilled in the State, supplied also the guard of honor, sentinels, &c. The regularity of their marching, and the soldierlike precision of their volly-firing, attracted the attention and applause of the military guests, and reflected great credit on their efficient Colonel, J. DEAN HAWLEY. The funeral ceremonies began at about half-past ten, with a service at the house of Gen. SUMNER. Lieut,-Col. JONES, Maj. KIPP, Capts. AUDENRIED and SUMNER, (the latter a son of the General,) members of his Staff, who had been in the city waiting to attend their chief to his new command in the West, were now grouped with the family about his coffin, and followed his body to the grave. The house was filled to overflowing with the friends of the family, and the streets in the neighborhood were crowded with citi- zens. The day was alternately cloudy and clear, and one or two heavy showers somewhat detracted from the comfort of those who were out of doors-- comprising the whole population of the city and thousands from other places. After the private services the procession was form- ed and the remains, reposited in a splendid hearse, and covered with the starry flag for which the depart- ed hero had so often risked his life, were removed to the Presbyterian Church, where the eulogy was pro- nounced by Rev. Dr. CANFIELD. The most interest- ing part of the exercises was the appearance of old "Father WALDO," now in 101st year, who made the closing prayer with much eloquence and feeling. Father WALDO is one of the few remaining genuine Revolutionary soldiers. From the church, the procession moved out of the city to the beautiful cemetery of "Oakwood," where the last sad rites were consummated. The flag and sword of the General were removed from the coffin before it was lowered into the earth--a cir- cumstance to which Rev. Mr. STRIEBY, in his brief re- marks, thus beautifully alluded: "It is fit that the banner of our country should cover the body of our honored dead, for he consecrated to its service a long and faithful life. It is fot that the sword he bore should lie upon his bier, for it is stained with no dis- honor. And yet we remove these symbols of an untar- nished fame. The country still needs the services of her gallant sons. Yon noble steed must bear some other war- rior to the battle; this flag must wave over other bloody fields; this sword a successor or a son of him who is gone will draw once more in the defence of the Constitution and the laws. Let us give the body to the dust, but keep these emblems, for the cause still lives." The procession returned through the city to Gen. SUMNER's house, and there dispersed. The streets, windows, balconies, and even roofs of houses, were crowded with spectators. Flags at half-mast were displayed from the principal buildings and from nu- merous private dwellings. The local pride of Syra- cuse finds a worthy expression in the sympathy with which her citizens follow the career of her gallant sons. It is not long since gallant young KIRBY SMITH was followed to his last resting place by his fellow- citizens. Gens. PECK and SLOCUM, both Syracuseans, are still in active and successful service. May it be long ere the city feels aught but joy for them. Gen. FREMONT returns to-night to New-York. Al- though he has preserved as strict a privacy as possi- ble, he has received many proofs of the favor with which he is regarded by the citizens of Syracuse, without distinction of party. W.
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