GEN. I. S. CATLIN DIES. HAD BEEN ILL A WEEK Partner and Brother-in-Law of Gen. Tracy Was Noted as a Lawyer and Soldier. WON PRAISE IN CIVIL WAR Raised the First Field Company of Volunteers and Was Brevetted Three Times for Bravery. General Isaac S. Catlin, a civil war veteran and lawyer, died last night in his apartments in the Hotel St. George, Brooklyn, after a week's illness follow- ing and apopletic stroke. He was 80 years old. For nearly sixty years General Catlin had been active in political and military life. He was born in Owego, N. Y., and was educated at Owego Academy. At the age of 17 he began the study of law in this city and became associated with General Benjamin F. Tracy, who later married his sister. When Gilbert Walk- er, afterward Governor of Virginia, re- tired from the firm of Tracy, Warner & Walker Mr. Catlin became a member of the firm. In 1860 General Catlin was elected Mayor of Owego. When President Lincoln issued his proclamation for troops the next year, he raised a com- pany of volunteers, of which he be- came Captain, and it was said that his was the first full company which en- listed in the North. The company joined General Frederick Townsend's Third Regiment of New York volun- teers. General Townsend said of Gen- eral Catlin's conduct at the battle of Big Bethel: "There was no braver officer on that field than Captain Catlin." He became Lieutenant Colonel in 1862 and Colonel in 1864 and commanded the 109th Regiment of New York Volun- teers in most of the battles from the Wilderness to the Fall of Petersburg, when he became President of a general court-martial in Washington. Several times in the war General Cat- lin received tokens of approval from his superiors and also three brevet commis- sions for bravery in the field, and a medal of honor for distinguished gal- lantry in the battle of Petersburg, where he lost his right leg. On the day before the engagement at Petersburg, which was fought on July 30, 1864, he had been appointed Colonel of the 109th Regiment. At 3 o'clock in the morning he was awakened by an orderly from General Hartranft, who requested him to visit him in his tent. The General and he proceeded to study the map and outline the plan of action for the next day. Colonel Catlin was to push on over the mines, and, if possible, capture the men in charge of them. When day dawned he led his men in the face of a heavy fire and was wounded. He in- sisted on being carried to the front, and while there an explosion of a shell shat- tered his right leg. Notwithstanding his two wounds he was carried at the head of his troops over the unexploded mines, which he captured. When the army disbanded, General Catlin returned to his home in Owego, and in 1865 he was elected District At- torney of Tioga County. In 1871 he moved to Brooklyn and formed a law partnership with General Benjamin F. Tracy, and in that year he became As- sistant United States District Attorney for the Eastern New York District. In 1877 he was elected District Attorney for Kings County, and three years later he was re-elected for a second term. In 1885 General Catlin was nominated for Mayor of Brooklyn, but there was a three-cornered fight, which resulted in his defeat. In 1893 he was nominated for Congress, and refused the place. Three years later he declined a nomina- tion for Lieutenant Governor on the Democratic ticket. General Catlin, dur- ing his legal career in Brooklyn, de- fended many persons accused of crime. He was counsel for the Kings County Sheriff for nine years. In 1870 he was put upon the retired list of the United States Army as a Colonel of Infantry. At the outbreak of the Spanish- American War, General Catlin volun- teered, but President McKinley said that there were younger men who should take his place. President Mc- Kinley appointed his son, George De G. Catlin, a Lieutenant in the regular army and he has since become a Captain. During the Spanish-American War, General Catlin visited Cuba and the Phillippines and wrote many articles on the situation in both of those places, which were widely published. General Catlin was originally a Republican, but in 1888 he became a Cleveland Demo- crat. After President McKinley's elec- tion he became a Republican again. Several years ago he wrote his memoirs which were not to be published until after his death. In his school days he was an athlete, and up to the time he was stricken had suffered little from illness. He weighed more than 200 pounds and measured 40 inches across his chest. In his later years he divided his time between his home in Owego and Brook- lyn. He is survived by his son and a daughter.