Gen. William H. Christian, one of the first volunteers in the Union Army, died in the State Lunatic Asylum in Utica, on Saturday morning. He had been in the asylum since 1885, when his mind became affected as a result of a sunstroke which he received at the second battle of Bull Run, and from which he never entirely recovered. Gen. Christian was born in Utica, April 9, 1825, and at the age of 21 enlisted as a private for service in Cal- ifornia during the Mexican war. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant during his service, and upon returning East after the close of the war engaged in civil engineering until the breaking out of the civil war, when he organized the Twenty-sixth Regiment of New-York Volunteers, of which he was commissioned Colonel. He reached the rank of Brevet Brigadier-General after the second battle of Bull Run, which he re- signed after the battle of Antietam, and, returning to Utica, engaged in civil engineering until he was placed in the asylum. Gen. Christian was one of the founders of the Oneida Historical Society. He leaves a widow and three children.