COL. DRAKE, OF THE ONE HUNDRED AND TWELFTH NEW-YORK VOLUNTEERS. Col. DRAKE, of the One Hundred and Twelfth New-York Volunteers, who was killed in the action at Cold Harbor on June 2, was about 38 years of age, and was born and brought up in Herkimer Co., N. Y., whence he removed to Wisconsin and was for sometime engaged in mercatile pursuits, Subse- quent to this he removed to Rochester, N.Y., and commenced the prearatory studied for a colliegiate course. He entered the Madison University at the beginning of the Academic year in 1849, under the chancellorship of Hon. Ira Harris, L.L.D., now a Senator of the United States. Col. Drake, after an academic course, was admitted to the degree of A.B., at the University in 1852. He then mastered a thorough course in theology, and at the outbreak of the rebellion was occupying the pulpit of the Baptist Church, at Westfield, in this county, but he volunteered in the Forty-ninth Regiment New-York Volunteers, and was elected Captain. He served about one year in the Forty-ninth, being with Mc- CLELLAN in the disasters of the Peninsular campaign, and was frequently temporarily in command of the regiment. Upon the organization of the One Hundred and Twelfth New-York, accepted the colonelcy of the regiment. In the command of this regiment he served with credit in the long seige of Suffolk, in 1863-63, in the seige of Charleston, under Gen. GILL- MORE; in the recent Florida campaign, and when the One Hundred and Twelfth with other regiments, was ordered to Butler's Department, Fort Monroe.