DEATH OF GENERAL CROSS. HE COMMANDED A FAMOUS BROOKLYN REGIMENT During the Peninsular Campaign and at Chancellorsville He Greatly Distin- guished Himself--His Record. ------------ The news of the death of General Nelson Cross at Dorchester, Mass. which oc- curred recently, will not occasion much surprise to his comrades in this com- munity who have known of his failing health for some time. He was about 75 years old. The last communication received by any of his surviving comrades here was sent to General Peck last year. Colonel Cross was born in New Hampshire. He had four brothers, all of whom took part in the civil war. Colonel Edward Cross, a brother, went through the Mexican war, was colonel of the Fifth New Hampshire and was killed at the head of his brigade at the battle of Gettysburg, where two other brothers, Nel- son and a younger one, were also engaged. Nelson Cross was a lawyer by profession, at one time being a probate judge in Cincinnati. He was a member of the Ohio legislature prior to the war and was always an ardent Democrat. He finally went to Milwaukee, where he acquired a little property. He set- tled in New York just as the civil war broke out. Being an attendant at Henry Ward Beecher's church, he easily enlisted that dis- tinguished preacher's support in raising the First Long Island regiment of volunteers, af- terward known as the Sixty-seventh New York. Julius W. Adams was the first colonel and Nelson Cross the lieutenant colonel. Mr. Beecher's son was lieutenant in Company A and his half brother, the Rev. James Beech- er, was the chaplain. The state of New York did not encourage the raising of this regiment, so Mr. Beecher procured its acceptance by the war depart- ment at Washington through Simon Cameron, secretary of war. Colonel Cross became the [colonel of the] First Long Island regiment of volunteers, af- ter the first hard battle of Fair Oaks and Seven Pines. He commanded it at the great battle on Malvern Hill, the last of the seven days' fighting. He was also present at Antie- tam and Fredericksburg, although not ser- iously engaged. At Chancellorsville he led the charge that captured Marye's hill, a famous exploit for the old Sixth corps. He was bre- veted brigadier general for gallantry. He was married in early life, leaving one daughter, who was educated in Germany. His wife and daughter were living in that country at the time of his death.